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Traveling With Your Pet

July 31, 2014 by

It’s summer time in Michigan, and, as the “Pure Michigan” commercials will tell you, that means time to travel our beautiful state. For many of us, that means traveling with our four-legged friends as well. So, here are some helpful tips for traveling with your furry friends this summer. Talk to your veterinarian about your […]

Feline Heartworm Disease

July 17, 2014 by

Feline Heartworm Disease A disease that is sufficiently common, potentially fatal, difficult to detect, impossible to cure, and easy to prevent. Feline heartworm disease can be a significant danger to your pet cat(s). While the incidence is lower than canine heartworm disease, feline infections often go undiagnosed. Heartworm infections in cats are sometimes caused by […]

Getting Your Cat To The Vet

February 21, 2014 by

Tips for Getting Your Cat To and From the Veterinary or Animal Hospital. Providing good health care, especially preventive health care, can allow your cats to have longer, more comfortable lives. This cannot happen unless they see their veterinarian for the care they need.  Many cats dislike going to the veterinarian, and that starts with […]

Winter Safety Tips for Pets

November 20, 2013 by

For those who could not make our client education night, below is a link to the powerpoint presentation that Dr. Christy presented. Winter Safety Tips for Pets

Halloween and Your Pets

October 28, 2013 by

It’s that time of year for candy and costumes, which means our pets get a chance to show off their costumes as well. Dogs and cats have now become “kids” in many peoples lives, so it is important to have some Halloween tips to keep our furry friends safe. Halloween Safety Tips by ASPCA 1. […]

Leptospirosis, aka “Fall Fever”

September 25, 2013 by

Leptospirosis, aka “Fall Fever” Rocky, a 1 year old Siberian Husky came in on a Monday morning in early September.  He had been sick since the previous Friday evening.  He presented with a fever, abdominal pain, lethargy, depression, vomiting, and he wouldn’t eat.  His lab work showed evidence of kidney disease, liver disease and thrombocytopenia […]

Case of the Month- A Bad Tooth!

May 21, 2013 by

Sam, a 4 year old mixed breed dog, presented one morning with a broken tooth.  He didn’t seem uncomfortable, and his behavior hadn’t changed.  He was playing the day before and spit out a piece of tooth.  The only abnormalities on physical exam were that he had 2 discolored teeth on the right side of […]

Dental Disease in Dogs and Cats

January 31, 2013 by

Plaque and Tartar Control Prevention of the most common oral disease in pets (and in people!) consists of frequent removal of the dental plaque and tartar that forms on teeth that are not kept clean. The buildup of calculus (mineralized deposits) on the teeth may lead to bad breath, painful chewing, and infections of the […]


November 20, 2012 by

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  I remember growing up getting to help my mom with dinner, setting the table with her fine china and crystal glasses, and watching as my grandma always seemed to choose that olive that we kids had secretly stuffed with a kernel of corn to be the first thing […]

Hot Weather Tips for Your Pets

June 19, 2012 by

There are certain injuries that we see every year more frequently during the warm weather.  With soaring temperatures and sunny skies it is very important to protect your pet from the heat and sun, as well as from outdoor hazards that they could be exposed to this time of year. Sun exposure – Pets with […]