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Dr. Jess Franklin

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About Dr. Jess Franklin

Dr Jess Franklin- Special Interests: geriatric medicine, acupuncture, ultrasound, managing chronic disease. Graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, I started working in Michigan in 1978 with a Large animal Internship at Michigan State University. My first 7 years were in mixed practice in Monroe County. I moved to Washtenaw County in 1986, when my oldest daughter was starting kindergarten. September 2010 was my 24th year at Ann Arbor Animal Hospital. I have three adult daughters, and live in Saline with life partner Karl, Belgian Terverne Maddie, cat Nala, and many goldfish.

Rules for treatment of a fickle feline

When animals are sick—especially with chronic illnesses—many treatments may be given if they exhibit dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, appetite loss, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. While a dog often tolerates several different oral medications and might devour six pills hidden in a meatball, it can be tricky to give oral medication to cats as they are much more

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What to do: My cat bites too much

There are 4 common reasons a cat may bite a family member: Modifying bad behavior requires careful timing of a mild safe correction, like a loud noise, squirt with a water pistol, or just moving away from the cat. Swatting at or hitting a cat is not effective. The cat also needs to be encouraged to exercise and play attack an approved prey object. You should avoid repeating situations where the cat has previously showed biting behavior. For some cats it is necessary to limit lap time. I encourage an office visit to evaluate the cat if you think there is unusual biting behavior.

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