Did you know your holiday décor could pose threats to your pet’s health and well-being? Here are some things to be aware of when making your home festive.
Is there a difference between a feral cat and a stray? Can a feral cat be domesticated and become a pet? How should a feral cat be approached? These questions and more answered in our latest post!
As the colder weather and temperatures return, the native rodents consider moving into our homes, and we consider the various ways to deal with them. But before you use a rodenticide, consider the other animals it may affect.
For cats, body language is the primary form of communication, and they use it to communicate with us-- we just don't necessarily understand their language.
Different cats develop different meowing patterns independently. Can you understand what your cat wants based on its meow?
What you've always wanted (and need) to know about catnip!
There seem to be a number of reasons that cats purr, and they are in some instances able to alter their purr to suit their situation.
And what is a Thundershirt, anyway?
We recommend all cats kept as pets be surgically spayed or neutered, to reduce a variety of unwanted behaviors. When is the best time in to have this procedure?
Warm weather is coming and with warm weather comes fleas. The best way to fight these pesky parasites is to know your enemy. Here are some facts to help you understand what you are up against when it comes to protecting against and treating your pet for fleas.
It seems like there's a day for everything! What do we need to know about hairballs that we don't already know? They're balls of hair that cats yack up when they ingest hair from grooming themselves, but there's a little more to it than that.
Arthritis in the simplest terms means the condition of inflammation of the joints. Do you know the biggest contributor to arthritis in pets?
We have two articles coming out this month featuring dogs that have severe disabilities. (The first, A Halo for Lacie, was published on April 5th.) Despite the odds, both these pets have recovered and are able to live happy lives with their owners. A severe disability isn't a death sentence for a pet; there are many assistive devices that an owner and pet can use that can improve quality of life for both.
April is finally here after another long, cold winter, and that means it's once again Heartworm Awareness Month.
Starting around the beginning of March, 2015, cases of sick cats with vomiting and loss of appetite started being seen in Ann Arbor. We saw cats with signs like this in three families in mid-March.
This week is poison prevention week, which is recognized every year in the third week of March.
As your dog or cat ages and matures from puppy or kitten, its body changes, too. Through practicing preventive medicine, our goal is to keep your adult dog or cat happy and healthy during the prime years of his or her life.
Often we tell our clients that their pet needs a "dental". This can be a confusing term as it can mean different things to different people. When we recommend a dental, what do we mean?
Cats sharpen claws on many surfaces. If you don't want cats scratching wherever they please, do not allow even mild attempts for scratching on furniture.
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