You Heard It Right, We Are ALL Fear Free Certified!

You might have missed it on TV last week but TV6 stopped by our clinic to find out more about the Fear Free Program. As of December, every one of us at Northern Vet has now been certified. We are the first veterinary clinic in the UP to to have 100% of our staff certified as Fear Free Professionals! We are very excited for 2018 and the small, but important, changes that will be happening throughout the year. Here is the TV 6 segment: What is Fear Free all about? Take a minute to watch this video from Fear Free.

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Keep Them Warm and Safe This Winter With These Tips

​Cold weather is upon us, and while there are many things to enjoy about winter, it also poses some hazards to our pets. Fun activities, like skiing and snowshoeing, are shared with our pets to help keep them active during the winter. Below are some tips to help you and your pet enjoy Jack Frost’s wintery games. 1. Wellness exams: Senior pets, and those with chronic medical conditions, benefit from a vet check-up before the cold weather gets into full swing. Conditions, like arthritis and heart disease, could worsen with the cold. Very old and very young pets are more

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How To Avoid Our Office This Christmas!

The holidays are quickly approaching and everyone loves to take part. Our pets don’t have to be an exception, but it can be hard to tell what holiday foods are safe.  Every year we see many pets over the holidays because they are lethargic, vomiting, having diarrhea and sometimes their symptoms are even more severe. Sometimes these things just happen, sometimes there is something more severe going on BUT most of the time around the holidays, these symptoms are brought on by giving our pets foods they shouldn’t have or too much of ones they can have.  We put together

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Laser Therapy

    In early 2012 we got our Companion Animal Therapy Laser. What is a therapy laser? *Therapeutic lasers differ from surgical lasers, as they don’t cut tissue. The light used allows for a deep penetration and stimulation of body cells. The result is relief of the pain, swelling, and inflammation caused by surgery, injury, or disease. An additional benefit is the stimulation of the normal, healing tissue cells, which allows for a more rapid return to normal function. Since we started using our therapy laser we have been able to improve the lives of many pets, with many different

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November is National Pet Diabetes Month

November is  National Pet Diabetes Month. A lot of people aren’t even aware that their pet can develop diabetes. Like diabetes in humans, there is no cure, but you can treat it. It is important to know that this disease is much more manageable with an early diagnosis. Here are a few signs of diabetes to watch out for: Increased thirst Increased urination Increased hunger Obesity (a common risk factor for developing diabetes) Weight loss Weakness Thin or dull hair coat Cloudy eyes (Cataracts) Depression Vomiting So if your pet has some of these signs what should you do? Set

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