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.