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Have a Heart for Heartworm Awareness

You’ve probably heard of “heartworm” disease, but what do you really know about it? Heartworm is a dangerous disease and should be a genuine concern for you if you’re a dog owner. Luckily, prevention is easy and affordable. What is Heartworm Disease? Once considered a parasite mainly of southern climates, heartworm disease is now considered […]


Oral Wellness And Your Pet

It may seem okay to laugh off doggy breath, but it’s another to recognize it as a sign of something more serious with your pet’s health. Oral disease is unfortunately common in dogs and cats due to a variety of factors, but it mostly occurs because they don’t receive the professional and home dental care […]


Top 3 Questions You May Have About Wellness Exams

The saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is the reason why your pet needs wellness exams. What may seem like a simple checkup is actually the basis for preventing more serious health problems down the road, and possibly saving not only more money, but also your pet’s life. Here are […]


Give Safer Pet Presents This Holiday Season

It’s the season for all things merry and bright, and when it comes to hazards, the holidays are full of them. This is especially true for toys and treats. From bones and tennis balls, to ribbons and feathers, this time of year could spell trouble under the tree. With a little planning, you can select […]


Recognize the Top 4 Signs of Diabetes In Your Pet

It’s never too soon to recognize the early signs of diabetes in your dog or cat. To help build awareness of this health problem, National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month is observed each November as a time to recognize warning signs of diabetes mellitus in your pet. Diabetes develops when the body stops producing insulin, or […]


Tips for Halloween Pet Safety

The Scary Truth About Halloween Treats & Your Pet! Chocolate treats – all of them, and especially dark chocolate and baker’s chocolate – are dangerous for dogs and cats and can lead to seizures and heart problems. Many sugar-free treats are made with Xylitol, which is poisonous for dogs and can cause a sudden, dangerous […]


September is Senior Pet Wellness Month

If Your dog is going gray around the face, and your cat’s whiskers have turned white, the time has come to accept their seniorhood status. Older pets usually slow down, sleep more and need a little help getting around. Here are a few steps that you can take to make the day better and brighter […]


Protect your pets when the HEAT is on

We are in the home stretch of summer, when sidewalks sizzle, humidity hangs in the air, and the sun barrels down on people and pets alike. Heat dangers are a reality for everyone, including your pet who must endure sometimes stifling weather in a fur coat. Here are a few things to remember to keep […]


Wixom Family Pet Practice Receives 2015 Best of Wixom Award

Wixom Award Program Honors the Achievement WIXOM July 22, 2015 — Wixom Family Pet Practice has been selected for the 2015 Best of Wixom Award in the Veterinarian category by the Wixom Award Program. Each year, the Wixom Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and […]


Does Your Pet Need A Supplement?

Even though we are supposed to get all the vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids in our normal foods, we sometimes don’t eat enough of them to obtain the benefits. So we pop a vitamin and go on our way. But what about our pets? Do they need nutritional supplements? Even if he’s eating a […]