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Acupuncture for pain management

Lorrie Shaw of AnnArbor.com spoke with Dr. Jess Franklin from the Ann Arbor Animal Hospital, a vet who has been using acupuncture in her practice since 2000, particularly for older dogs who are experiencing arthritic pain. “I saw these great old dogs who were otherwise generally healthy, but in pain,” she said.

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Medications, Convenience and Cost

We often get questions about medications, their sources and cost…It is understandable that people are trying to save money and internet pharmacies are an option. However, the health of your pet is more important to us than anything else…we feel obligated to share concerns that have surfaced with internet pharmacies.

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Frankie Gets a Microchip! (VIDEO)

Ann Arbor Animal Hospital Presents: Frankie Gets a Microchip! Dr. Janet Figarra demonstrates how easy and painless it is to microchip your pet. It’s Microchip Month this October at the Animal Hospital, so if you’ve been thinking about doing this, it’s a great time to make an appointment! As we mentioned in our post about…

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Rattlesnakes in Michigan?

What to do if your dog tangles with a Massasauga. There have been some local stories of late regarding dogs being bitten by the Massasauga Rattlesnake here in Michigan, so we thought we would post a few links as well as some protocol of what to do if your dog tangles with a snake in…

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Welcome to the A2AH Blog!

We have recently made some improvements to our website to include some in-depth information about our hospital and the services we provide, as well as helpful links and educational outreach for patients and their families. We will be posting throughout the year about advances in veterinary medicine and procedures, as well as pointing out common…

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October is Microchip Month!

There are not many things more heartbreaking than posting a “Missing” flyer for a lost pet. So during the month of October we will be encouraging our clients to consider protecting their pet with an avenue for permanent identification—the microchip! According to the American Humane Association, only about 17% of lost dogs and 2% of…

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Traveling with your pet

As part of Microchip month here at Ann Arbor Animal Hospital, we thought we would post some useful information regarding traveling with pets. We’ve heard some tragic stories of lost animals, but also many of pets and owners reunited because of microchipping. Some other resources you may or may not be aware of include this…

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