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Never ever give pets human medicines for pain.

Find out more about treating pain in pets at Pain doesn’t have to hurt, our Pawsitively Healthy workshop on November 19, 2015, at my White Lake (Highland Rd.) store

Pain doesn’t have to hurt will be held Thursday, November 19, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at my White Lake store at 6845 Highland RdSpace is limited; advance registration required. Please remember to leave your pets at home.  Donation is $5 per workshop.  All proceeds go to Elizabeth Lake Animal Rescue.    Register at http://www.nootersclub.org/PSPworkshops.htm.

We hope that you can join us on Thursday, November 19 when Andrea Putt, DVM, of Commerce Village Veterinary Hospital will talk about spotting signs of pain in pets and options for treatment at the workshop, Pain doesn’t have to hurt, at my White Lake (Highland Rd.) store.

On the topic of pain in pets, there is one thing that all pet owners should know.

NEVER, EVER, NEVER give your dog or cat – or other pet — human medications.  Many human drugs are FATAL to pets, even in small dosages.

I am sure that Dr. Putt will talk more about this at the workshop.  If you think that your dog or cat might be in pain, it’s time to see your veterinarian.  Some sources of pain –like injuries – are more obvious. In other cases, it may be more difficult to determine what is causing your pet’s pain so some form of tests and diagnostics might be recommended.  Without determining the underlying reason for your pet’s pain it is difficult to treat.

So never try treating your pet’s pain yourself unless you are doing so under the direction of your veterinarian.  You could end up with an even sicker pet.  Or worse.

Be sure to check back for more Pawsitively Healthy workshops!  Upcoming topics include kidney disease, arthritis, thyroid disease and more.


Watch for the Pawsitively Healthy series at my White Lake (Highland Rd.) store

Note: These workshops are being rescheduled and will begin October 15, 2015.

We are very excited to be launching our new workshops called: Pawsitively Healthy: An informative series for the health & wellbeing of your dog or cat.  The first workshop will be held Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at my White Lake store at 6845 Highland Rd.  Stay tuned for more on this workshop – and for other dates coming up.

The cost per workshop is only $5 which will be donated to various local animal rescue groups.  We will choose a different group for each workshop.

Andrea Putt, DVM, with Lewie
Andrea Putt, DVM, with Lewie

Conducting the workshops will be Andrea Putt, DVM who owns Commerce Village Veterinary Hospital in Commerce Twp. Dr. Putt is the veterinarian who cares for all the adoptable cats in our Kitty City at my White Lake store.

Why I am I so excited about Pawsitively Healthy?

  1. We get LOTS of questions about dog and cat health. We are not vets, and can’t answer a lot of these health-related questions.  So we thought we would bring in someone who could.   We feel that the more our neighbors know about their pets’ health, the better equipped they are going to be to make good choices and to partner with their veterinarian in their pet’s care.
  1. We think you will like Dr. Putt. She is very personable, likes to spend time getting to know pet parents and their pets and will be great answering your questions.  So think about what you would like to know about your pet and come prepared!

Space is limited; advance registration required. Please remember to leave your pets at home.  Donation is $5 per workshop.  Register at http://www.nootersclub.org/PSPworkshops.htm

Be sure to check back for new workshops!