Spend time with your friends and family this Thanksgiving-not with a sick pet! Tips and reminders for keeping your pet happy and healthy while enjoying your holiday.
It can be great fun to travel with your pet, if the circumstances are right.
Hello Friends and Visitors to the Ann Arbor Animal Hospital website! We wanted to let you all know that we will be starting a new series focused on before-and-after stories. The first in this series features a beautiful greyhound named Jack whose owners, after much thought and care, decided to try laser therapy to alleviate
Our valued clients have asked us if there was a way to provide our comprehensive, high quality veterinary care at a lower cost. In response, our doctors created annual PREVENTIVE HEALTH PLANS (PHPs) which bundle services we routinely provide for dogs and cats by life stage.
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.
The phrase "responsible pet ownership" is almost synonymous with the spay/neuter campaign. When we mention it here, however, we are talking about what cats and dogs need to be happy, balanced and healthy, both mentally and physically.
Does your pet have bad breath? According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), "Don't turn your nose to Fido's or Fluffy's bad breath"! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet's teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.
by Julia Levitt of In-Harmony Dog Training Now I am really scratching my head. January, in addition to being cold, dark and snowy, is also “National Walk Your Dog Month.” I have toy breeds, and sometimes I can't walk them because the snow is chest deep (for toy breeds that’s only about five inches!) Who
by Julia Levitt of In-Harmony Dog Training My friend just e-mailed me to let me know that, yes, January 20th is National Penguin Awareness Day. Followed up the next day with National Squirrel Awareness Day. But what is important to us is that January is National Dog Training Month. Now, January seems like a strange
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
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
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,
Stella decked out in her pirate garb Despite it being a rainy Sunday, over 35 people braved the wet weather to enjoy the Coleman's Corn Maze and all of the activities at our Charity Event. Since the Maze is Pirate themed this year, we decided to have that be our theme as well.
The Food and Drug Administration has been investigating illness and deaths in dogs (and some cats) associated with pet jerky treats. According to the FDA's findings, from 2007 to 2013, over 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have reportedly become ill from eating pet jerky treats. The FDA's Consumer Update indicates that 580 dogs have died.
“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
We are aware of reports of dogs in our area becoming ill with signs including diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite, severe lethargy and vasculitis. While there are many conditions which may present with these symptoms, there has been recent interest in a circovirus being responsible for deaths in Ohio and Michigan. Unfortunately, dog circovirus has only
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