What Every Pet Owner Needs to Know About Heartworm

Saturday, March 20th, 2021

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April is Heartworm Awareness month. Most pet owners will have heard of heartworm—true to its name, it’s a worm that lives in pets’ hearts. Unfortunately, heartworm infection is common in both dogs and cats all throughout the lower 48 states. Domestic and wild dogs are the normal hosts for heartworms.  Although less likely to develop a heartworm infection, cats and ferrets can harbor infections as well. (more…)

How to Prepare Your Pet for 2021 Michigan Spring

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

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Spring is a time to clean away the cobwebs of Winter, and to revitalize your home, your life, and yourself — but are you forgetting about something? It’s also a good time to revitalize your furry friends! With warmer weather coming up, do you know how to prepare your pet for spring? Read on for the list of our expert tips. (more…)

Things to Know About Protecting Your Pet’s Heart in 2021

Monday, January 18th, 2021

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We already know that our hearts are vitally important to our quality of life. There is a plethora of literature out there on staying heart-healthy—but do we spare a moment to think about this for our pets? As a pet parent, you want to do everything you can to protect your best friend, and we want to help you do just that. We believe the first step in protecting pets is educating their parents, which is why we want you to know the facts when it comes to your pet’s heart health. (more…)

2021 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet

Monday, December 21st, 2020

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We’re nearing the end of what’s been a challenging year. It’s time to focus on new goals, new hopes, and new opportunities for you to make your life (and that of your pet) more fulfilling than ever. If you already have a pet, congratulations! You’re on the first step of a healthier, more active, and more loving life. Still, things almost always go better when you have a clear plan to follow with clear goals to achieve. Today we’ll be helping you create those plans so that 2021 is even better for you and your pet. (more…)

Things You Should Know Before Boarding Your Pet at a Kennel

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

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In our increasingly complex and fast-paced world, sometimes we simply don’t have the time or capacity to take care of everything. As much as we would like to have our pets by our side 24/7, there may come situations where you’ll have to leave them behind for a while. Finding a safe place for your companions while you’re away is probably one of the most stressful experiences a pet owner can have. Regardless of the circumstances, as a responsible pet owner, sending your pet off to a kennel or boarding facility may be the best option. (more…)

National Pet Diabetes Month – What Are the Symptoms of Diabetes in Pets?

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

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November is National Pet Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a condition that affects both cats and dogs, as well as humans. When it comes to our furry friends, it can be difficult for them to communicate when something is amiss. It is up to us as pet parents to look for signs something might be wrong, and get our pets the treatments they need. (more…)

Halloween Scares – National Pet Obesity Awareness Day (OCT 12, 2020)

Monday, September 21st, 2020

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It’s all too common that we stress over our weight — tracking our calories, measuring out food, and taking all sorts of steps to achieve that perfect beach body.  You only need to look at all the fad diets that have come and gone to realize that our weight is a major facet of our identity. Indeed, maintaining a healthy weight and fighting obesity is one of the biggest recommendations doctors give to improve a person’s overall quality of life—but what about the furry members of our family? Recent studies have identified 58% of cats and 53% of dogs as overweight. (more…)

September is Happy Healthy Cat Month – Tips for Keeping Your Cat Healthy in 2020

Monday, August 24th, 2020

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The CATalyst Council has declared September to be Happy Healthy Cat Month, dedicated to finding ways to keep kitty companions happy, healthy and purring all year long. Cat parents may be as varied as the cats they take care of, but one thing that unites them all is the desire for their cats to live long, fulfilling lives. Today we’ve got some tips for you to incorporate into your routine to ensure that your kitty is healthy, well-adjusted, and content. (more…)

How to Help Your Pet Beat the 2020 Michigan Summer Heat

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

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As the weather continues to warm up it can be tempting to get out and give your pets some well-deserved exercise. Being cooped up in the house for weeks at a time can make any pet (and owner) antsy to see the world again. While we humans are exceptionally well-adapted to being out in the heat for hours at a time thanks to our ability to sweat, our pets aren’t so fortunate. While we may be fine soaking up the rays, our pets could be suffering in silence by our sides. It’s our responsibility as pet owners to keep our pets safe from heat exhaustion or heatstroke—today we’ll be talking about how to do just that. (more…)

2020 Michigan Vacations and Your Pet – Why You Need a Sitter

Friday, June 19th, 2020

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When you leave the house to take a break from the stresses of modern life, the hardest decision you should be making is where to spend your time. Going on vacation shouldn’t be a stressful affair—but pet owners may not have the luxury of being able to take their furry family with them. Naturally, we want our pets to be as comfortable and happy as possible, and making sure that someone can take care of our pets can be the worst part of going away. There is a plethora of options: you can bring your pet to a boarding kennel, find a trusted friend or family member, or even check your pet in to a veterinary hospital. Those are all fine options, but each one comes with its own caveats. (more…)