Category: General Health

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Why You Should Never Feed Your Pet Grapes or Raisins

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Have you ever considered feeding your dog or cat a grape or its dried counterpart, the raisin? It’s not a good idea. It turns out that grapes and raisins can actually prove toxic to our animal friends. These humble fruits can cause poisoning and even death in the most extreme cases. Read on as your … Read More »

4 Steps to Protect Your Pet Against Rabies

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Just the word “rabies” tends to conjure up some frightening images in the mind’s eye. And because rabies is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be transmitted from animals to humans, it’s particularly dangerous. Luckily, rabies has been all but eliminated in the United States and many other parts of the world thanks to … Read More »

You Can Catch These Diseases From Your Dog

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As you know, your dog is susceptible to various diseases and infections. Have you ever wondered whether or not you could potentially catch any of those illnesses from your pooch? It’s a scary thought. And it’s true—it is possible for dogs to transmit certain illnesses to humans. The diseases in question are known as zoonotic … Read More »

Barbecue Safety for Fido

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Summer is on the way, and we all know what that means. It’s barbeque season! Many of our canine patients are also quite enthusiastic about barbeques. Just be sure to put your pet’s safety first. An Auburn Hills, MI vet list some tips on that below. Food Fido will be paying pretty close attention to … Read More »

Senior Cat Care

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Did you know that the average age of a pet cat is about 13 to 17 years? However, it’s not uncommon for our feline pals to live much longer than that. With good care, Fluffy may live to be well over 20! As your kitty ages, you’ll start to see some gradual changes. She’ll also … Read More »

Obesity In Cats

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Did you know that well over half of our feline friends are obese or overweight? Fluffy may look cute if she’s a bit round, but those extra pounds are actually very bad for her health. A Lake Orion, MI vet discusses kitty obesity below. Basics Although any cat can become obese, kitties usually start getting … Read More »

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