Ash Veterinary Clinic




Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

  There are thousands of different species of fleas throughout the world. These creatures attack both pets and humans and inhabit their hair and our homes. Despite numerous technological advances, fleas continue to represent a potentially lethal plague upon our pets. Current flea preventions are very effective so there is little reason for a flea infestation of pet, owner or home. The problem seems to be one of understanding. In this article, we hope you become more aware of the different types of fleas and what to look out for so you can...

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What to Expect At the Vet

Posted by on Jun 3, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

            Sometimes taking your pet to the veterinarian is as stressful for you as it is for your pet. Between wrestling a cat into its carrier and a dog into the car, you are already worn out before you even reach the veterinarian’s office. It is recommended that your pet see the doctor at least twice a year, so here at Ash Veterinary Clinic, we want to keep you informed on what to expect when your pet sees the doctor.             When you are in the exam room with a veterinarian and they are petting your animal, the doctor is actually...

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What Is an Emergency?

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

                  Having a sick pet can be a very scary experience. It can also be very stressful, not only for the pets, but for you the owner, too. When your regular veterinarian is not available, it may be hard to decide if your pet requires immediate attention at an emergency clinic. There are certain symptoms that should never be ignored. Seek immediate care for your pet if you see any of the symptoms listed below.                 Gums any color other than pink. You can check the color of your pet’s gums by lifting up your pet’s lips. If...

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Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

  It has been a long, long time coming, but we can finally say that spring has sprung in Michigan. The snow has melted, the trees have leaves and flowers are blooming. The weather is getting nicer, so it is great to spend time outdoors. Your pets may be begging to go too, but before you open the doors and windows, we want to make sure that all of your pets are ready for spring!                 Months of inactivity can make your pet more prone to weight gain and injury if activity is “too much, too soon.” Start with controlled exercise such as...

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Ways to Exercise With Your Pet

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

            It is estimated that nearly 35% of pets are overweight. That correlates with the numbers that 35% of Americans are overweight. Being overweight increases your pet’s risk for many serious conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, breathing problems and heart disease. In today’s society, people are pulled in so many directions that it is much easier to toss a treat to their pet than it is to find the time to walk them. To tell if your pet is overweight, look at him from above. Standing, your pet should have an indentation where his...

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Easter Hazards

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

            Now that spring is here and the weather has finally taken a turn for warmer days, everyone is looking forward to getting out of the house. With colorful decorations for Easter livening up the scenery, spring is a great time to take an inventory of potential pet hazards. Here are a few quick tips from Ash Veterinary Clinic on what to watch out for this spring.              For some pets, Easter grass is simply irresistible. It moves easily in the breeze, makes interesting sounds and feels good on their gums when they crunch it....

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When Aggression is an Issue

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

We often value protection (aggression) against intruders, and expect our dogs to make judgments beyond their experience, training or ability. Since a dog that bites humans may go months between bites, people tend to downplay the significance of aggression. The fear of losing your dog can also contribute to denial and failure to deal with the problem. It is impossible to list every behavior or situation that may be reason for concern, but if something does arise, be sure to consult your veterinarian. When indicated, your veterinarian can help...

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Why Dog & Cat Bites Occur

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

            In our business, we deal with dogs and cats every day. We learn to read their body language and how to tell when it is ok to approach them. We want everyone to be aware of the reasons why dog and cat bites occur and what to do to avoid them. Sometimes when someone first sees a dog or cat, they run right up to pet it. This can be very startling for an animal and may cause them to go on the defensive. They become scared and their first instinct is to back off, run away and/or hide. In certain situations, it is not possible for the...

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Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Some pet owners think that it is easier taking care of cats than dogs. It is true in some aspects, like not having to walk your cat outside to go to the bathroom. Some people however think that all a cat needs is some food. We want to inform you about the top ten mistakes that cat owners make, so that you and your feline can have the best relationship possible. 1. Hand Play: Lots of owners with new kittens get caught up and use their hands for toys– batting at them, letting the kitten chew on their fingers, etc. Find an acceptable substitute...

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Posted by on Feb 18, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

              Accidental pet poisonings are on the rise and some of the most common are from human medication. Have you ever taken your daily medication and dropped a pill on the floor? When that happens your pet is usually right there waiting to pick it up. We at Ash Veterinary Clinic want to make you aware that certain everyday medications can make your pet very ill and can even cause death.             Ibuprofen and naproxen are called NSAIDs, which stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They are the most common cause of pet...

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