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Receive Reminders via Text or Email

We are upgrading our communications system and will be able to Text and Email you pet health (Vaccine) and appointment reminders! Please make sure we have your cell phone number and/or email if you would like to receive communications this way. Email us or call us at (616) 676-1251 if you are interested.

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Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Source: Spaying and neutering your pet will prevent unwanted litters and many behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct (e.g, marking territory, humping, roaming). It also reduces or eliminates the risk of conditions such as testicular cancer, prostatic hyperplasia, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and uterine infection. Reducing roaming may lower the risks of your […]

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Prescriptions & Pharmacies: For Pet Owners (FAQ)

Below are answers to the most common questions the AVMA receives about veterinary prescriptions and pharmacies. Q: Why do I need a prescription? When you are given a prescription for a medication for your pet, it means that your veterinarian has made a decision that the medication is recommended or necessary to treat your pet’s […]

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Online Pharmacies for Pet Medication

Thornwood Veterinary Clinic would recommend against buying your medications online and would like you to know the following concerning Online Pet Pharmacies. Many of the medications being offered online are not being purchased from the manufacturer. They are often sourced through grey-market channels or even illegally from foreign countries, sometimes without FDA or EPA governing […]

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17 Most Common Poisonous Plants

Whether it be in the home or in the backyard, take care as to which plants are in reach of your pet. A complete database can be found on the ASPCA site. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center can be reached at 1.888.426.4435. Lilies Members of the Lilium spp. are considered to be highly toxic […]

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