The Ann Arbor Animal Hospital has been doing a series, More Than Man's Best Friend, to share with Ann Arbor Animal Hospital clients and AnnArbor.comreaders. The series has featured unique and interesting information about pets who are patients of ours but do something outside of the traditional "at home" role most pets experience.
On Sunday September 30, we will be holding our annual charity fundraising event to benefit our Fixed Income Family Fund and the National K-9 Working Dog, Inc. Please help us make this our most successful ever!
The Ann Arbor Animal Hospital is proud to announce that they will be co-sponsoring a charity event to support The National K-9 Working Dog, Inc. to help raise funds on a local level for retired Police K-9 Officers. We are also working to raise awareness and gain support at both the State and Federal levels to pass the “Police K-9 Bill of Rights.”
Chasing things that run is hard wired in sighthounds. When we talk about a "working" animal, we mean an animal doing what it was bred to do. In the case of the sighthounds discussed in the following Q&A, working means running after a lure, which simulates chasing live game, which is what these dogs were bred to do and they love doing it.
Last week we posted the first half of "More than man's best friend: Meet Lenny of the Ann Arbor Police Department." Here's the second half, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
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.
We are honored and privileged to provide both the routine wellness and emergency veterinary services for the K-9 unit at Wayne County's Metro Airport. We have been amazed at the skill level that both handlers and their K-9's possess in order to keep citizens safe when traveling.
Jessica Gutierrez is a young woman who was born with mental and physical disabilities. Despite her limitations, Jessica considers herself an "Ambassador" to help people understand the role assistant animals play in the lives of people like her.
Kipu with a patient We came across this great post by Ann Arbor's Geri Markel, entitled "Therapy Dogs, A Positive Distraction." In the piece, she writes about how therapy animals reduce stress, provide emotional support, and interact with patients, bringing a smile to their faces, as well as benefiting the atmosphere of care
Prince was taken to an animal shelter when he was a puppy, but being adopted and given a second chance allowed him to make a big difference with local charities.