cats and dogs, all shapes and sizes

Poison Resources

Pet Poison Helpline
“Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.”

Call (855) 764-7661. A $59 per incident fee applies.

Animal Poison Control Center (ASPCA)
“Your best online resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

Call (888) 426-4435. They may apply a $65 consultation fee to your credit card.


Boarding Facilities/Kennels
We recommend all of the following facilities for healthy Large and Giant breed dogs as well as dogs in need of exercise.

Karnik Pet Lodge
A kennel that opened in 2008 and is located near Plum market and Dunham’s Sports in Maple Village close to the intersection of Jackson Rd. & Maple. Pre-boarding visits welcome.

A kennel that opened in 2011 and is located near the intersection of West Liberty & Stadium Blvd. Pre-boarding visits welcome.

Camp Bow Wow
A kennel that opened in 2011 and is located near the intersection S. State St. & I-94. Pre-boarding visits welcome.

Arbor Dog Day Care
An established kennel that was refurbished in 2011, located near the Briarwood Mall. Pre-boarding visits welcome.



American Kennel Club (AKC) Recognized Dog Breeds
A complete list of the dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club.

AKC Canine Health Foundation
The American Kennel Club’s not-for-profit Canine Health Foundation was established to fund research to “prevent, treat and cure canine disease.”

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals: Common Canine Genetic Diseases/Conditions
The OFA’s mission is “To promote the health and welfare of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease.” They focus on orthopedic and genetic diseases in animals, and offer DNA-based disease testing.

Dog Diseases A-Z



The Cat Fancier’s Association
Information on cat breeds

American Association of Feline Practitioners
The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and has lots of good information regarding feline health.

Cat Diseases A-Z



The Behavior Department at Oakland Veterinary Referral Services

The Behavior Service at Michigan State University

Dr. Sophia Yin (veterinary behaviorist) informational/instructional videos

Teaching an Aggressive Dog How to Be Social Around Other Dogs

Dr. Camille Ward, Ph.D., CAAB, About Dogs LLC. Write to her at:


Other Resources
Rabies laws and vaccination in the U.S., by state

Heartworm Society
Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!

American Veterinary Medical Association
This site is a good starting point to learn more about a variety of topics, including feline injection-site sarcomas and the latest subjects in veterinary medicine.

Companion Animal Parasite Council
The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is an independent council of veterinarians, veterinary parasitologists, and other animal health care professionals established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people.

Veterinary Partner
A companion site to the for-veterinary-professionals-only Veterinary Information Network, Veterinary Partner is a client education site for pet owners which provides reliable and current animal health info from the professionals at VIN.

Rainbows Bridge
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.