4 Ways to Celebrate a Safe Holiday Season with Your Pet

The holiday season is almost here, and nothing is better than including your four-legged friend in the end-of-year festivities. However, many holiday hazards lurk that may harm your pet if you’re unprepared, so brush up on your holiday safety knowledge, by checking out the following four ways to celebrate safely. #1: Deck the halls with [...]

FAQS About Managing Your Pet’s Weight

In discussions about the growing obesity rates in our country, the focus is usually on the human population. However—not surprisingly—our pets are also facing an obesity pandemic. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention’s last annual survey in 2018, 59.5 percent of cats and 55.8 percent of dogs in the United States are overweight [...]

Please Don’t Leave Me: Buddy’s View of Pet Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is a challenging pet condition, and a common pet diagnosis. The expert team at Pierson Pet Hospital can help you detect, treat, and prevent pet separation anxiety. Our favorite terrier, Buddy,* has been diagnosed with pet separation anxiety, and gives us his perspective on the problem and the solution. Detecting pet separation anxiety [...]

3 Feline Viral Infections: Everything Cat Owners Need to Know

Cats are vulnerable to several viruses, and unfortunately, many of the most common viral diseases currently have no definitive cure. As a cat owner, you likely want to know more about these deadly diseases, and how you can protect your pet. Our team at Pierson Pet Hospital would like to educate you on three concerning [...]

Shake Your Tail (Feather)—Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Your pet’s favorite holiday is almost here—the one day when a smorgasbord of fragrant, festive food opportunities are laid out on every counter and table before their begging eyes, drooling jowls, and greedy paws. Before your pet’s hunger gets the best of them—and your turkey—read Pierson Pet Hospital’s guide to Thanksgiving pet safety, to help [...]

A Lesson on Lyme Disease for Pet Owners

More than 20 tick species call Michigan home, and 20 percent of these parasites are the blacklegged tick, the species that carries and transmits Lyme disease. Our team at Pierson Pet Hospital wants to provide information about this debilitating disease, to help ensure your pet is protected. The black-legged tick’s life cycle and their interaction [...]

Spaying & Neutering

Having your pet spayed or neutered is a part of responsible pet ownership. Is the expense for the surgery really worth it? Yes! This is a one-time expense that can dramatically improve your pet’s quality of life and prevent some frustrations for you. If you are still uncertain whether or not to proceed [...]

A Heartworm Handbook for Pet Owners

According to the American Heartworm Society, Michigan veterinary clinics see up to 25 heartworm cases each year. In addition to infections in pet populations, the parasites also have been found in Michigan wildlife, including grey foxes, red foxes, wolves, and coyotes. Our team at Pierson Pet Hospital would like to educate you on this concerning [...]

The “3 E’s” of Heatstroke Every Pet Owner Needs to Know

When temperatures and humidity levels soar, a simple outing with a beloved pet can quickly turn into a battle for their life. During Michigan’s hot summer months, heatstroke seriously threatens people and pets. Our team at Pierson Pet Hospital shares the three E’s—exertion, exposure, and entrapment—that owners need to know, to keep their pets cool [...]

Oh Say Can You See … How to Keep Your Pet Safe for July Fourth

You are likely excited to celebrate during this patriotic time, but your pet may find the July Fourth festivities fear-inducing. Many pets are averse to loud noises, which cause them extreme anxiety, similar to a human’s panic attack. Our team at Pierson Pet Hospital wants to ensure your pet is safe and panic free throughout [...]

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