Tick season is in full swing in Washtenaw County, and the Ann Arbor Animal Hospital is pulling a lot of ticks off of dogs right now. The biggest concern with these parasites is Lyme disease, and this past year individuals have contracted Lyme disease from local ticks without leaving the county.
Black fly bites my look awful, but pets usually don't really mind them. In cases where they do, Dr. Critchfield has some suggestions on how to help your pet deal with these insect bites.
A fungal infection, a new type of mosquito, and humanitarian efforts with far-reaching effects. Can you guess what these all have in common?
Tick season is upon us and seems particularly bad this year. Monthly tick prevention is a must for the pet owner but how do we keep ticks away from us and our children as well? This post contains a few ideas on how to control the tick population in your yard this spring and summer season.
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.
When you are rudely alerted to the sound or smell of your pet's stool in the house, your first thought might not be, "I need to save some of this!" But please do. Read on to find out why.
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.
April is finally here after another long, cold winter, and that means it's once again Heartworm Awareness Month.
April Is Heartworm Awareness Month: Heartworm disease is easily prevented with a variety of veterinary drugs in the form of pills, chewable tablets, topicals and injections. As always, prevention is better than treatment, and we think your pet would agree.
Dogs eat poop in Winter. Disgusting but true, many dogs start eating frozen dog stools in winter. We call them "poopsicles." This behavior can be a cause for vomiting and may increase the risk for exposure to parasites, will cause bad breath, and it also just gross. Here are some techniques that have helped other families to stop or prevent poop eating.