Unlike places like Tennessee and Kentucky where ticks are always a problem, Michigan has seasonal explosions of ticks. How can we help our pets deal with them?
The summer months usually see the most outdoor activity of the year for both ourselves and our dogs. Your dog will look out for you, but you need to look out for him as well.
According to a research division of the World Health Organization (WHO) there is a possibility that red and processed meats can cause cancer in humans. Great, no steak and bacon. This report led us to wonder, what are some common forms of pet cancer, their treatments and what are the warning signs?
One of our own, Dr. Jess Franklin, was recently recognized by Current Magazine in their "Hometown Hero 2015" article that came out this month.
We recommend all cats kept as pets be surgically spayed or neutered, to reduce a variety of unwanted behaviors. When is the best time in to have this procedure?
Keep in mind that snow can make outdoor movement difficult for your dogs. Dr. Franklin shares some tips on how to help your companion get around when the snow gets deep.
Dogs do experience changes as they grow older, and it is important to recognize these changes. But whoever said “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” may have never owned a dog.
Whether or not to declaw is undoubtedly the most heated debate among cat lovers. Fortunately with some training, you may be able to persuade your cat to scratch a scratching post or mat rather than your furniture.
Laser therapy provides a sterile, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain (post-surgical, neck & back). Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this holistic approach to treating pain.
Acupuncture has been practiced for a long time—estimates range from 3500-5000 years, with written records dating to the second century BC, though its origins are unclear. Despite ancient sources showing acupuncture being applied to animals, it has only started to catch on in modern veterinary medicine in the last few decades. Dr. Taryn Clark