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Stopping the Cat from Scratching the Recliner

Cats sharpen claws on many surfaces. This helps keep nails from over-growing, and allows the cat to say, "I am here!!!". It is a common greeting behavior. Do not allow even mild attempts for scratching on furniture. Habits are hard to break. It is much easier to start correct behavior than stop established destructive problems.

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Preventive Health Plans

Our valued clients have asked us if there was a way to provide our comprehensive, high quality veterinary care at a lower cost. In response, our doctors created annual PREVENTIVE HEALTH PLANS (PHPs) which bundle services we routinely provide for dogs and cats by life stage.

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COMING SOON – Save Money by Caring for Your Pet’s Preventive Health Needs

Just like for people, any time we can prevent a pet from developing a health problem, or by finding a health problem early, the pet most often lives a longer, fuller life. Coming this Spring we are excited to now offer Preventive Health Plans that will help clients pay for the necessary preventive health care needs of their pet.

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February is Pet Dental Health Month

Does your pet have bad breath? According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), "Don't turn your nose to Fido's or Fluffy's bad breath"! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet's teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.

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National Walk Your Dog Month

Now I am really scratching my head. January, in addition to being cold, dark and snowy, is also “National Walk Your Dog Month.” I have toy breeds, and sometimes I can't walk them because the snow is chest deep (for toy breeds that’s only about five inches!) Who said January is the month to be

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How Cold is Too Cold for a Dog to Walk Outside ?

Michigan and much of the northeast is recovering from a record cold snap. On January 7, 2014 the temperature outdoors was 16 below zero in parts of Washtenaw County, and the snow was a foot or more on the ground. In the coming week it is forecast that outdoor temps will drop again to the

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National Dog Training Month

My friend just e-mailed me to let me know that, yes, January 20th is National Penguin Awareness Day. Followed up the next day with National Squirrel Awareness Day. But what is important to us is that January is National Dog Training Month. Now, January seems like a strange month to be aware of dog training.

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National Mutt Day

December 2nd is National Mutt Day.  As you probably know, a mutt is any dog that is not a purebred.  According to the Mutt Census of 2010,  53% of all dogs in the United States are mixed breeds (mutts).    As part of the 2010 Mutt Census, 36,000 dogs were tested to determine what breeds are represented, and the German

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