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FLEAS, FLEAS, FLEAS

  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...

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019

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What to Expect At the Vet

            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...

Posted by on Jun 3, 2019

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What Is an Emergency?

                  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...

Posted by on May 29, 2019

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

  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...

Posted by on May 13, 2019

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Ways to Exercise With Your Pet

            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...

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019

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Easter Hazards

            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...

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019

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