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Upcoming study on Aggression Between Housemate Cats

If you have multiple cats sharing your home and they are fighting or showing signs of territorial aggression toward each other, they may be eligible to participate in an upcoming clinical trial. For those interested, details on the study and enrollment qualifications are in the image below. (Click on it for a larger view) Enrollment

2018-03-21T17:14:53-04:00Tags: , , |

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.

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

2018-03-22T16:13:53-04:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Farewell to a Hero

Czar - shortly after he retired in 2012 Visitors to our blogs may remember last fall we wrote about our Charity Event and our 2012 Charity partner, NK9WD.   Our "poster child" for last year's event was "Czar" a retired canine AAPD officer.  “Czar” distinguished himself while serving the AAPD by guarding President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the Dalai Lama

Knife Swallowing – Not a Circus Trick!

As so many of us know, having a young dog or cat as part of your family is much like living with a toddler… toilet training, locking away hazards, and growing eyes in the back of your head. The common dangers are identified and avoided— lilies no longer put in vases where cats can reach,

2018-03-22T16:17:43-04:00Tags: , , , , |

Toy Breeds Can Be Great Dogs — If You Give Them What They Need

“Tot-Man” in agility training I was so excited. I told all my friends I was getting a Pomeranian. The response I got from all of them went something like this: “I always thought of you as a large breed person. I can't imagine you with a small dog. Why do you want a

2018-03-22T16:24:29-04:00Tags: , |

DogFest 2013

AAAH 2013 Dogfest booth Beginning in 2011, Arise Church, located in Pinckney, launched a dog lover’s event known as DOGFEST. The event is centered around the special bond between Man (and Woman’s) Best Friend and is intended “as a way to promote the Arise Church Community Dog Park”. The event had 450 attendees

2018-03-27T16:13:23-04:00

Update on the Police K-9 Bill of Rights

Update on the Police K-9 Bill of Rights: For those of you who are interested in following the Police K-9 Bill of Rights process, here is a link to some recent information from Law Enforcement Today as well as our original blog post from September 2012, entitled The Police K-9 Bill of Rights.

2018-03-27T15:50:46-04:00

Updates

Career Opportunities have been updated, accessible here.

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Lily Toxicity- IMPORTANT!

If you suspect your cat may have ingested any part of a lily, it is imperative that you take it to a veterinarian immediately for emergency care, and tell the vet of your suspicions. If caught in time, the problems can be arrested and renal function restored; if not, permanent kidney damage can result and death becomes likely.

2018-03-27T15:45:16-04:00

Did the Election Go To the Birds?

Before and during each election the Bird Center staff and volunteers find refuge in the training room at the Ann Arbor Animal Hospital for a few days.

2018-03-27T15:51:07-04:00

Volunteer workshop for the Bird Center

This is just a quick post to share some information about the Bird Center of Washtenaw County, a non-profit organization dedicated to the care of injured and orphaned wild birds. Their upcoming benefit and silent auction, Fly Away II, will be held at Weber's Inn on Saturday, April 28th 2012, and we are providing them

2018-03-22T16:50:38-04:00Tags: |

Easter lilies and cats don’t mix

If you suspect your cat may have ingested any part of a lily, it is imperative that you take it to a veterinarian immediately for emergency care, and tell the vet of your suspicions. If caught in time, the problems can be arrested and renal function restored; if not, permanent kidney damage can result and death becomes likely.

2018-03-27T15:56:40-04:00Tags: , , , , |

“Toy” dogs & special training

Julia Levitt, the hospital's official dog trainer, noticed a special training need because of questions she was asked by people who owned a toy breed dog. To respond to this need, Julia has created a special training class just for toy breeds. Julia's new class will kick off March 10th at 1:00 PM here at the

2018-03-22T16:54:01-04:00