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...
HEARTWORM DISEASE

HEARTWORM DISEASE

With spring just around the corner, many plants and creatures come back to life. Among those creatures is the pesky mosquito. Personally, I hate mosquitos as they can take away the enjoyment of a long hike through our nature trails and leave itchy bumps on your skin....
CRANIAL CRUCIATE LIGAMENT DISEASE

CRANIAL CRUCIATE LIGAMENT DISEASE

Let’s say you have your dog outside in the (short-lived) summer months in Marquette playing in the park. As you are enjoying your time outdoors, you hear your dog yelp and watch it hobble back to you without wanting to put any weight on its back left leg. This type of...
Pet Obesity

Pet Obesity

As much as we may not like to admit it, our animals can sometimes put on some extra pounds just like we tend to do during this holiday season. It can be pretty hard to resist those puppy dog eyes when they want a piece of your dinner or a little chunk of the Christmas...