Archives: General Care

  • Getting Fido Ready for Summer

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    Summer is on the way! Many of our canine buddies love spending time outdoors in warm weather. Watching Fido running and playing on a sunny afternoon can be lots of fun! Read on for some great tips on keeping your pup happy and healthy this summer. Preventative Care If you like to take Fido out and about with you, or enjoy taking your pup to dog parks, get a doggy kit ready for your car. … Read More »

  • Considering Pet Insurance

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    You have insurance for your home, your car, your health… did you know that there is also insurance available for your pet? In this article, you’ll learn about some of the basics of pet insurance, helping you to decide if purchasing a plan is a good idea for you and your beloved companion. Why Get Pet Insurance? The benefit of pet insurance is the same as any other type of insurance: if something happens that … Read More »

  • Veterinary Care Charitable Fund

    The veterinarians and care team of Animal Hospital of Ludington would like to share some good news with our devoted clients! We recently enrolled in the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, a program of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). The program was created to support veterinarians who provide medical services to the lost, neglected and abused animals that find their way into our hospital. The program also allows us to care for animals in our … Read More »

  • Save Money With Preventive Pet Care

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    You’re becoming an expert at saving money. You’ve found ways to save on groceries, insurance and other services, and cable and mobile phone bills. Now you’ve turned your attention to saving money on pet care. Although your five-year-old cocker spaniel Goldie will keep visiting your veterinarian for regular checkups, keeping her healthy will minimize the need for expensive tests and procedures. Following are several preventive pet care guidelines applicable to any dog or cat. Diet … Read More »

  • How to Stop Your Cat From Keeping You Up at Night

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    Does your kitty often wake you in the middle of the night? Fluffy may be adorable when she plays with her favorite toys, but her antics are probably not as cute when you’re trying to sleep. Below, you’ll learn a few tricks to help stop a nocturnal feline from keeping you up at night. Playtime Playing is good for your cat in many ways, both mentally and physically. Play sessions give your furball a chance … Read More »

  • Spotlight on Canine Freestyle Dance

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    Janet always thought her border collie Athena resembled a canine Ginger Rogers. This athletic four-year-old dog excelled in her obedience class. She’s also quite a ham, spinning and jumping for the sheer joy of it. Although she doesn’t know it, Athena’s a good candidate for canine freestyle dance. This fast-growing competitive sport enables a human-canine team to create an entertaining musical routine showcasing the duo’s movement and communication skills. As with any high-energy activity, Athena’s … Read More »

  • Benefits of Keeping Your Cat Indoors

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    Your newly adopted tabby cat Frankie is about to embark on a lifetime of comfort. This morning, you brought this handsome boy home from your town’s animal shelter. Your four-year-old feline housemate quickly explored his comfy bed, numerous cat toys, and convenient kitchen feeding station. Next, he hopped onto the window sill to ogle the birds. Tomorrow, he’ll visit your veterinarian for a new patient exam. The vet will also prescribe a high-quality diet. You’ve … Read More »

  • Spotlight on Service Dog Contributions

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    We have a tremendous respect for service dogs. From terriers and cocker spaniels to golden retrievers and German shepherds, these remarkable canines have helped many people enjoy more rewarding lives. Although the dogs’ tasks vary, they all stay calm and focused regardless of the situation around them. When visiting your veterinarian, you might have observed a service dog quietly awaiting his appointment. Seeing-Eye Dogs Also known as “guide dogs,” these world-renowned companions have been assisting … Read More »

  • Heartworm Disease

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    Is your dog an outdoor lover or is he a couch potato and almost always inside? You would probably be surprised to hear that both types of dogs are at risk for heartworm disease. Many people know that heartworm disease is exactly what it sounds like; a “worm” (aka a parasite) that infects the heart. What many people don’t know is that heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes, and mosquitoes are everywhere! They are more … Read More »

  • Minimize Your Cat’s Flying Dander

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    Your sweet little cat Misty is a dander distribution machine. Although this charming four-year-old girl has many endearing qualities, she regularly sheds impressive quantities of dander. These very small particles aren’t visible, and frequently become airborne before landing throughout your house. Your furniture, carpet, curtains, and clothes might be coated with dander bits. Roughly 10 percent of people experience some degree of irritation from dander; and some victims can suffer extreme allergic reactions. Your veterinarian … Read More »

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