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Your Guide To Pet Friendly Travel Planning Sites and Services

Spring hasn’t quite arrived here in Michigan, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning for warm weather travel. Spring and summer are the ideal times to hit the road (or the skies), especially if you’re planning on … Continue reading

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Different Perspectives: Understanding the Differences in Animal Vision

We depend on our senses to help us navigate and understand the world around us, and our animal friends are no different. While our pets use their eyes in a similar fashion as we do, there are some fascinating differences … Continue reading

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Ringing in the New Year with Our Top Pet Posts of 2016

Celebrating the New Year just wouldn’t be the same without a classic countdown. Some of our favorite New Year’s pastimes include watching countdown shows, listening to countdown broadcasts, and trolling our social media feeds for those year in review snippets. … Continue reading

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New Puppy? No Problem!

Those first few weeks of having a new puppy at home can be a little chaotic. Never fear, though, the staff at Oakland Veterinary Referral Services are here to help. Read through our puppy owner guide to be sure that … Continue reading

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Pretty Paws: Your Guide to Pet Nail Trimming

For many pet owners, trimming pet nails is a task that invokes fear, dread, avoidance, or all three. All it takes is one bad experience to make both pet and owner understandably apprehensive about this basic grooming necessity. Depending on … Continue reading

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Meeting the Needs of a Disabled Pet

Adopting a pet is big commitment, one that typically lasts over a decade and involves numerous supportive elements for long-term wellness. Adopted or rescued pets love unconditionally (as all pets do), and a critical component of pet ownership is accepting … Continue reading

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On Pins and Needles:  Acupuncture for Pets with Cancer

When a pet is diagnosed with cancer, their human family members are often on a mission to find answers. Thankfully, we have more options than ever before when it comes to treating animal neoplasia. Some treatments are more traditional – … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Canine Parvovirus

Canine parvovirus, also known as parvo, is a highly contagious illness that can be passed to any dog, particularly unvaccinated dogs and puppies under 4 months old. Is your dog protected? It’s a serious matter as parvovirus affects the gastrointestinal … Continue reading

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Not Always Easy as ABC: What to Know About Service Dogs in Schools

We’ve all seen firsthand or heard stories of the wonderful ways in which service dogs are trained to help people. From dogs trained to guide visually impaired individuals, to those who can detect and alert a person of an impending … Continue reading

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No Class: Avoiding Back to School Pet Problems

It’s about time for the kids to go back to school, and that often means big changes in your household. You may notice your dog suffering from anxiety, or even acting out, as the house is emptier during the day … Continue reading

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