How and Why Your Cat Should Pay a Veterinary Visit

Imagine you are peacefully sleeping, when out of nowhere a huge pair of hands snatches you up, and shoves you into a tiny plastic box that smells like fear. You scramble to keep your footing as the box shifts underneath your feet, and you realize in horror that you are being taken from your safe [...]

5 Tips to Get a Handle on Heatstroke

With forecasted highs for Liberty Township approaching or exceeding 90 degrees for most of August, it is paramount that pet owners remember these five heatstroke prevention tips, to keep their fur-coat-wearing buddies safe this summer.  #1: Understand how heatstroke occurs in pets Heatstroke is more common in dogs than cats, and occurs when a pet [...]

What to Expect from an AAHA-Accredited Veterinary Hospital

When you walk into Liberty Veterinary Hospital, you may notice our proudly displayed red and white logo depicting our AAHA-accreditation. That small logo represents a huge achievement that required countless hours of hard work, dedication, and striving by our team, to offer nothing but the best care to our beloved patients. As an AAHA-accredited hospital [...]

Harmful Algal Blooms

What are HABs and how are they dangerous to pets? A harmful algal bloom (HAB) occurs when cyanobacteria begin to grow quickly in a water body, creating colorful scum or "blooms". Some algal blooms are not dangerous, but HABs release dangerous toxins into the water. These toxins can pose a threat both to animals and [...]

3 Pet Catastrophes to Avoid During Quarantine

With the entire family cooped up indoors in close quarters, you’d think that keeping an eye on everyone, and preventing mischief and mayhem, would be much easier. Unfortunately, you’re likely stressed to the max, and your nerves are frazzled, which can allow simple mistakes in the blink of an eye. Plus, you may be lured [...]

Bringing Out Your Dog’s Inner ‘Good Boy’ Through Training

Proper training and socialization are part of your dog’s basic needs. Without positive-based training and exposure to new experiences and people, your dog could easily become bored, stressed, and anxious, leading to problem behaviors. Proper training can seem daunting, especially for a puppy who is chewing on everything, barking non-stop, and lunging at other pets [...]

5 Common Misconceptions Surrounding Pet Dental Care

Dear hoomans, My toofs don’t feel as good as they used to when I crunch my kibble, and I think one is wiggling a little. The toof fairy visits my tiny humans when they lose a toof, so maybe if it falls out I will get a treat from her? Oh, and the cat gets [...]

8 Facts About Nutrition Every Pet Owner Needs to Know

The internet is full of opposing viewpoints on nutrition, diets, ingredients, and the pet-food brand or type you should be feeding your furry friend. With so many options and opinions, sifting through the chaff and separating fact from fiction is difficult. To help set the story straight for pet owners, we’ve compiled a list of [...]

Senior Status is Not a Disease: How to Care for an Older Pet

Leo’s story Leo, a gorgeous chocolate Labrador, is finally slowing down. As a pup, he was an off-the-walls bundle of long legs and slobbery tongue, and he took only 10 years to “mature.” Relatively lean, especially for a chowhound of a Lab, Leo has always had a decent hourglass figure. But, as he hit the [...]