Is your pup depressed?

Many of us Michiganders know what it’s like to feel blue during the long, gray winters. Well, just like humans, pets have a range of emotions – including depression. Read on to discover how to recognize the signs, and reasons for your pup’s sadness. Some studies have shown that pets can actually become depressed when…

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Flee, flea!

It’s time to protect yourself! Spring and summer is prime time for fleas and ticks. The best recommendation we can give is using a flea preventative all year round. Although fleas and ticks are most common in the spring and summer months, your pet is way less likely to get them if they are being…

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Choose correctly when it comes to pets

Owning a pet is a huge responsibility. Choosing the right pet for you is the first step to a happy, bonded relationship. Since there are many types of pets, some may be better for you than others, based on your lifestyle. It’s important to first evaluate your life before choosing the right pet for you.…

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The 411 on traveling with your pet

Let’s face it, traveling with pets can be a hassle. But we want to make sure your vacay is stress-free, and your pet is as safe as can be. Just like humans, dogs should never freely roam in a moving vehicle. In the case of an accident, they could be badly hurt. If your dog…

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Keep your pets safe this Easter!

Easter is nearly here, and, if done correctly, can be an egg-cellent time for the whole family — pets included! And although you most certainly should allow your dog to partake in the scavenger hunt for Easter baskets along with the children, it is important to remember to “dog proof” the house this season! As…

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Be on your best behavior!

Dog parks are a great way to socialize your dog, as well as allow them to get out any and all of their pent up energy. There are usually strict rules and regulations put in place at each dog park to ensure the safety of each visitor, human or dog. Here are a set of…

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Treat your kitty!

Don’t worry! We haven’t forgotten your feline friends. Here are some at-home recipes to whip up some delicious, simple treats for your kitty! Three-Ingredient Salmon Treats What you need: 1 can of salmon (10 oz) 1 egg 2 cups flour  Instructions:  Heat oven to 350 degrees Chop canned salmon as finely as possible  In mixer,…

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Get your pup ready for spring!

Wave goodbye to Old Man Winter, and give thanks to Mother Nature for warmer temps — well, almost. With the warmer weather comes different responsibilities for pet care. Don’t fret! We’re here to help. As dogs begin to shed their winter coats, they’ll need to be brushed way more frequently. Investing in a brush that…

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How to choose a groomer

Are you having trouble finding a groomer you can trust? We’re here to help with some tips on how to pick out the perfect groomer for your pup’s needs. Although the state does not license groomers, there are still some qualifications that people can go through, so it never hurts to ask. Some people may…

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Does your dog suffer from ear infections?

Changes in the weather can mean changes in your dog’s health. A common thing to look out for is an ear infection. The most common symptom you may find your dog having is tilting their head. If you see this, they aren’t being silly – something feels imbalanced and they’re trying to shake it out.…

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Whip up some homemade treats for your pup!

Do you want to go above and beyond, and treat your pup to some fresh goodies? You’re in luck! We have compiled a few easy recipes for homemade biscuits, and even a dog-safe birthday cake! 1. Homemade Peanut Butter Biscuits:  Ingredients:  2/3 cup pumpkin puree ¼ cup peanut butter  2 large eggs 3 cups whole…

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Keep your pup properly socialized

While a balanced diet, mental stimulation, proper medical care, and frequent exercise are all required for a dog’s health, proper socialization to other dogs and people is just as important –socialization is the key to overall health, wellness, and happiness of dogs.  Dogs that aren’t properly socialized pose a risk to not only themselves, but…

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