Listen up before picking your pup!

With puppy season just around the corner, we wanted to touch base on what to look for when getting a new puppy. Keep in mind that most of these tips can also be applied to kittens. Whether your new addition is adopted through a local shelter or no-kill rescue, or a breeder across the country, a…

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Caring for your Aging Pet

Just like humans, pet’s needs change as they age, and it can be challenging to maintain their health and happiness. Here are some things to consider so your senior pet remains in tip top shape for as long as possible. First and foremost, make sure your pet is physically fit! Obesity plagues more than half…

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Keep Your Pet Safe This Winter

As Michiganders, we know how unpredictable and unforgiving Old Man Winter can be. While we battle biting winds, swirling snow snowstorms, and frigid, bone-chilling temps, it’s important to also consider the health and wellbeing of our four-legged friends. If your pup is small or short-haired, bring them in when temperatures reach 15-20 degrees Fahrenheit. Larger…

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The Benefits of Canned Dog Food

If you’re looking to pump up your pup’s mealtime, you may consider adding to or switching their daily diet to include a high-quality canned food. Doing so can provide your pup a variety of health benefits. Canned food is actually cooked at temperatures lower than those of dry kibble. This means the food is not only more…

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Keep Your Pup Safe in the Car

If you and your pet are travelling by car this holiday season, you need to keep their safety in mind. Securing your pets inside the vehicle is imperative, as a dog loose in the car can be a dangerous distraction. We recommend using harnesses, which can click in like seat belts for medium- or larger-sized dogs. Make sure…

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How to Avoid Dental Problems With Your Pet

Keeping up with your pup’s oral hygiene is important.  Periodontal disease is one of the most common health problems in dogs and cats. The condition happens when oral bacteria attaches to teeth as a part of plaque. Together, the bacteria and plaque expand under the gum line, causing inflammation and the loss of soft tissue that surrounds the tooth. When…

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