Cats are masters at hiding illness and injury. Taking your cat to the vet can reveal things about your kitty's health that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.
With Thanksgiving upon us, we’d like to give you a friendly reminder that some Thanksgiving foods can be harmful to pets in your family and should be reserved for humans only.
Millions of Americans drive with their pets in the car daily. Most, especially dogs, are free to move around the vehicle, but this isn't safe. Safe travel with pets depends on them being "buckled up" just like any person.
Traveling with pets brings a variety of additional considerations and potential challenges, especially when flying. Advanced planning and preparation can prevent many unwanted surprises and make for a more enjoyable journey.
In 2018, there were 6 cases of bats with rabies in Washtenaw County. In November 2019, a pet cat tested positive for rabies in Oakland County. Be sure to have all of your dogs and cats vaccinated!
Cat declawing has been in the media recently after New York became the first state in the country to ban the surgery. Doctor Barnhart explains how declawing is done and provides six alternatives to declawing your cat.
Each year, veterinarians across the country see scores of pet injuries during this time of the year that could easily have been avoided. Pet owners should keep in mind that pets are creatures of habit and don't appreciate the exciting things that Halloween brings.
Wellness month is a perfect chance to provide a quick refresher on what your pets need to maintain optimal health.
This is a chance to remember and honor the lives of all deceased companion animals, from service dogs to family pets. Our Hospital Director shares some memories of his own furry family members.
August 22nd is "National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day"! An important part of keeping your beloved felines healthy is to ensure they receive routine preventive health check-ups annually.
Michigan has many joys in the warmer months, but ticks are certainly not one of them. Lyme disease, carried by ticks, is a very real threat to both humans and our pets.
We often underestimate how quickly dental disease can take hold because most of us are in the habit of taking care of our teeth every day. Our cats and dogs are not much different in their oral health needs: daily brushing is key to avoiding severe periodontal disease which leads to loss of teeth and very bad breath.
January often brings resolutions to improve our health and the usual plans to eat better, exercise more, and shed some pounds. Statistics show many of our family pets could use more exercise and some slimming down, too.
It is a common assumption that if a cat is straining in the litter box, he is constipated. However, primarily in male cats, a more concerning and life-threatening reason for straining in the litter box is a urethral obstruction.
Cats are masters at hiding signs of illness; keeping your eyes open for these signs can help you figure out when they need help.
Fear Free is a program for veterinary professionals, the pet professional community, and pet owners that is focused on alleviating fear, anxiety, and stress before and during visits to the veterinary hospital.
The anatomy of your cat's ear is mostly straightforward but have you ever wondered about that slit or pocket on the rim of the ear? Learn about cat ear anatomy and ear oddities in this post.
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.
As the warmer weather of spring brings the outdoors back to life with flowers and animals, the parasites that feed on those animals also make their presence known. Unfortunately, these parasites are numerous and would love to make your pet their new home. The good news is that parasites and their ill effects can be combated and treated and in many cases are preventable.
While you're out buying your sweetie that box of chocolates and flowers, remember your pet could use some lovin' this time of year as well! Poor dental health not only affects the mouth but can lead to health problems throughout the entire body.