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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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More than a Cage: The Benefits of Crate Training

Some dog owners see crates as “cages”, confinement for their animals, to be used as punishment or only if absolutely necessary. Crates are not only necessary at times, but can also be indispensable, caring tools in the hands of responsible … Continue reading

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The Power of Prevention: Orthopedic Injuries in Pets

Human and animal athletes have more in common than you might think, including a wide variety of orthopedic injuries and problems. In both human and veterinary medicine, we are learning more and more about preventing this kind of trouble. We … Continue reading

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Trouble Brewing: Hops Toxicity in Dogs

You probably know that sharing your brew with Fido isn’t smart or safe, but few people realize that the hops used to make beer are also toxic to pets. With the increase in people brewing their own beers, more people … Continue reading

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All Your Questions About Pet Emergencies Answered

When you have a pet emergency, no doubt there are many questions racing through your head. You might think to ask them, but your mind is generally preoccupied with the task at hand:  getting your pet better. Oakland Veterinary Referral … Continue reading

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Pets And Parties: Summer Party Petiquette And Safety Tips

Barbeques and outdoor parties are a cherished part of summer for many families, and it only makes sense that we would want to include our pets in as much of our summer fun as possible. After all, pets and parties … Continue reading

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The B-Word:  Bloat in Dogs

Few health issues can take a dog’s life as quickly as bloat can. Despite its serious nature, though, few pet owners really understand what this devastating condition is. Taking just a few minutes to learn about bloat in dogs might … Continue reading

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Putting a Stop to Animal Cruelty

As fellow animal lovers, it is hard for us to imagine treating a pet or animal unkindly. Sadly, though, animal cruelty occurs every day. It takes on many shapes and forms, but regardless of how you look at it, treating … Continue reading

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Apartment Living With Pets: Tips For A Successful Situation

Living with a pet in a condo, apartment, or other small space may seem like an insurmountable challenge: no yard, lots of neighbors, flights of stairs to navigate, etc. But with more and more families downsizing to smaller living spaces, … Continue reading

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On the Frontlines of the Battle Against Cancer: Electrochemotherapy for Pets

Cancer is a formidable foe, and science is still in its infancy when it comes to mounting a battle against it. Thankfully, we have more options than ever before to treat cancer in our veterinary patients, and have a great … Continue reading

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