Camping With Your Dog

If you are an avid camper, it is natural that you would want to take your dog with you, though extra planning and precautions are needed.

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A Yellow Ribbon: ask before petting

Some conscientious dog owners will attach a yellow ribbon to the leash or collar of a pet that may need some extra space. Be sure to ask before petting these animals and if walking your own dog, try to give the yellow ribboned dog plenty of room.

More than man’s best friend: Meet Lenny of the AAPD

We do annual preventative health, emergency care, and other general health concerns for police dogs at the Ann Arbor Police Department. We recently reached out to Officer Patrick Maguire of the AAPD with our list of questions on working animals, and he gave us a lot of information in his answers.

2018-03-27T15:56:22-04:00Tags: , , |

Training your puppy = Preventive Medicine?

My name is David Caddell and I am the Hospital Director at the Ann Arbor Animal Hospital. Julia has been our training instructor and also serves as a behaviorist that our veterinarians refer patients too. We see pets on an almost weekly basis who have ingested some type of foreign body requiring life saving surgery. Julia believes training can actually serve as preventative medicine.

2022-05-06T22:03:53-04:00Tags: , , , |

Non-verbal Cues From Dogs & Anxiety

Julia Levitt is the founder of In Harmony Dog Training ( in Ann Arbor. Julia provides individual training for dogs and their owners, and also conducts dog training classes at Ann Arbor Animal Hospital. She also serves as a behaviorist that our veterinarians refer difficult behavior cases to.

2018-03-22T17:12:50-04:00Tags: , , , |

Dogs Greeting Dogs

Strolling down the street for your morning walk with your trusty canine friend — suddenly your dog spots another dog. You feel your arm being yanked and your pace is rapidly picking up. Before you know it, your dog is either ferociously barking and lunging at the newcomer, jumping on the person walking the other

2018-03-22T17:20:21-04:00Tags: , , |

Pet Peeves

Pet peeves — we have them for encounters with humans but what do the professionals say who work with dogs on a daily basis? It is cruel to leave a dog unattended for hours 1. Pets left alone and tied-up in the yard all day If there’s one thing Peaceable Pet owner-pet sitter Robin Peterson and her

2018-03-22T17:47:06-04:00Tags: , , |

Help to establish good litter box behavior

There are more than 93 million owned cats in the United States, with a third of all American households having at least one feline. Inappropriate elimination (going potty where they shouldn't) is the #1 behavioral problem in cats, but it can be prevented.

2018-03-22T18:44:51-04:00Tags: , , |

A Happy Dog is one that is Challenged

Do you take your dog to classes specific to their breed? Finding a person who has sheep for the herding breeds and agility for high energy dogs ? Both of these activities channel the breeds natural instincts for herding. These activities also keep the dog focused and attentive to their handler.

2018-03-22T18:48:10-04:00Tags: , , |