Dogs eat frozen poop in Winter. It's disgusting and unhealthy, but here are some techniques that have helped other families to stop or prevent poop eating.
Unlike places like Tennessee and Kentucky where ticks are always a problem, Michigan has seasonal explosions of ticks. How can we help our pets deal with them?
The summer months usually see the most outdoor activity of the year for both ourselves and our dogs. Your dog will look out for you, but you need to look out for him as well.
According to a research division of the World Health Organization (WHO) there is a possibility that red and processed meats can cause cancer in humans. Great, no steak and bacon. This report led us to wonder, what are some common forms of pet cancer, their treatments and what are the warning signs?
One of our own, Dr. Jess Franklin, was recently recognized by Current Magazine in their "Hometown Hero 2015" article that came out this month.
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?
Keep in mind that snow can make outdoor movement difficult for your dogs. Dr. Franklin shares some tips on how to help your companion get around when the snow gets deep.
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.
Dogs do experience changes as they grow older, and it is important to recognize these changes. But whoever said “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” may have never owned a dog.
Whether or not to declaw is undoubtedly the most heated debate among cat lovers. Fortunately with some training, you may be able to persuade your cat to scratch a scratching post or mat rather than your furniture.
Laser therapy provides a sterile, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain (post-surgical, neck & back). Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this holistic approach to treating pain.
Acupuncture has been practiced for a long time—estimates range from 3500-5000 years, with written records dating to the second century BC, though its origins are unclear. Despite ancient sources showing acupuncture being applied to animals, it has only started to catch on in modern veterinary medicine in the last few decades. Dr. Taryn Clark
My vet sent home K/D food for my skinny old cat (with chronic kidney disease) to eat. I also have two young cats who find this food delicious and are getting fatter every day! What can I do?
Keeping Kidney Cats Alive—Strategies that WORK! Kidney Disease is very common in cats. It is an end of life problem for about 1/3 of the cats we see at Ann Arbor Animal Hospital. This means the disease is more common in the oldest patients, and it may be a reason for euthanasia due to poor
When animals are sick—especially with chronic illnesses—many treatments may be given if they exhibit dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, appetite loss, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. While a dog often tolerates several different oral medications and might devour six pills hidden in a meatball, it can be tricky to give oral medication to cats as they are much more
There are 4 common reasons a cat may bite a family member: Modifying bad behavior requires careful timing of a mild safe correction, like a loud noise, squirt with a water pistol, or just moving away from the cat. Swatting at or hitting a cat is not effective. The cat also needs to be encouraged to exercise and play attack an approved prey object. You should avoid repeating situations where the cat has previously showed biting behavior. For some cats it is necessary to limit lap time. I encourage an office visit to evaluate the cat if you think there is unusual biting behavior.