That’s not a pimple, it’s a Cuterebra!

That’s not a pimple, it’s a Cuterebra!

We are starting to feel a little nip in the air as fall is starting to peak around the corner. During this time in the year, it might not be too uncommon for you to find a weird draining hole or pimple on the side of your dog. On closer inspection, it will appear as...
Canine Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

Canine Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

It has been quite a hot summer for us this year. Many of us have the desire to flock to the beaches to stay cool or get a good tan going during this kind of weather. One thing we need to be mindful of is prolonged exposure to extreme heat can cause us to experience...
DOGS AND BLUE-GREEN ALGAE POISONING

DOGS AND BLUE-GREEN ALGAE POISONING

These hot summer days here in the U.P. make many of our rivers and lakes very desirable for swimming with your faithful canine companion. As refreshing as it is to cool off, owners need to be very cautious with letting their pet swim in stagnant ponds and lakes for...
Porcupine Quills and Dogs

Porcupine Quills and Dogs

Porcupines and their quills – not a good outcome for dogs. There is something about a dog’s interest in going after porcupines that just can’t quite be explained. Especially if the dog has had a face full of quills in the past. Far too often we see owners call...
Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats

Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats

Probably one of the most common reasons people bring their dogs and cats into our clinic is for ear infections. Owners will commonly see their pet scratching their ears, shaking or rubbing their heads on the floor, or maybe notice an odd discharge or smell coming form...