I have a spoiled rotten,10 yr old neutered male Shih Tzu, named Kuro. He's also blind, but still my sweet baby!Although it's only him and me now, there's a lot of talking around our house. I didn't realize he knows so many words! Some people say it's repetition, but I prefer to think he's that smart.......
We moved to Michigan from Indiana 4 years ago, and for the first 7 years of Kuro's life, the only expense I had was vaccinations, grooming,and buying toys. ( Lots of toys)
But time passes on and age starts taking a toll, and he started having problems: bladder, tumor on paw,liver enzymes too high, dental work, eye problems,and for the past few months, skin problems.
Dr. Dhaliwal has done all of Kuro's surgeries, and worked with me on the other problems. He never loses his patience, and stays calm while I am asking my 100 questions .
Dr. Dhaliwal is definitely in the correct profession. It seems he has a passion for not only helping animals, but he takes every opportunity to learn new techniques so he can help them even more.
The staff is also very nice. They greet you with a smile, take the time to talk, explain meds,etc. and if Dr. D. doesn't call to check on Kuro after a procedure, the staff will, and that means a lot to me.
Michigan Avenue Animal Hospital is a caring place, and everyone makes sure your pet is given the best care. Whatever it takes to make you and your pet "HAPPY!"
Grooming is an important part of your pet's health, with regular brushing and combing helping to remove dead hair and dirt and prevent matting. Dogs who are regularly groomed tend to have a healthier and shinier coat because it stimulates the blood supply to the skin.
Grooming your dog can also be a good way to bond with your dog, and it's important to get him used to it from an early age. Many dogs learn to see their routine brushing as an alternate petting, another source of affection and attention. A good quality brush and comb will help you with your dog's coat, but also remember that your dog's eyes, ears, and nails require attention as well.
Sometimes clients wonder if professional grooming of their pet is really necessary. Matted or excessively long hair could be hiding skin diseases, fleas, ticks, and other potential health risks. While it is nice to have your pet looking its best, our professional groomers are trained to look for these health concerns and bring them to the doctor’s attention.
We know regular grooming keeps your pet healthy, happy, and comfortable. We also know your pet is an important member of your family, and we promise to make him or her feel safe and comfortable while in our care. We are pleased to have a professional groomer on staff.
Because many breeds have special grooming needs, our professional groomer will discuss in detail when you drop of your pet. In general, full dog grooming involves the following steps:
Our hospital offers bathing services for your pet. Whether it is a bath needed in between normal groomings or for the skunk spray odor that won't go away, please contact us about our bathing services. Recommended bathing frequency varies. Your pet's breed and lifestyle will dictate how often they require bathing and what sort of shampoos work best. Avoid bathing too frequently as it may strip vital oils and protection from your pet's coat and skin and cause flakiness and itching. Ask your veterinarian how often your dog or cat should be bathed. Also view our other grooming services to find out what is available for your pet.
Nail TrimmingOur hospital offers nail trimming for your pet. Trimming nails is not just an essential part of grooming, it is important for your pet's health as well. Untrimmed nails may break, bleed profusely and even become infected. Long nails often get caught on furniture or clothing and may be torn loose from the toe. Long nails can even curl and grow back into your pet's footpad, making it painful or difficult to walk. If you are hearing your pet's nails click on the floor or the nails are getting caught in the rug, chances are it is time for a trim. Ask our staff if you are interested in learning how to properly trim your pet's nails at home or call to schedule an appointment for a nail trim.
I would like to truly thank Dr. Dhaliwal and his entire staff for their professional veterinary expertise in caring for my dog Mandy. From the moment I walked into the office, I was comforted and reassured that my dog could recover from her affliction.
Mandy previously had surgery at another veterinary hospital for the removal of a growth on her hind leg. For some unfortunate reason, the area became badly infected that the doctor's opinion was amputation to save Mandy's life.
At first, I was devastated about this news and wanted to get a second opinion. Therefore, I began seeking other veterinary hospitals that specialized in this area. However, for some reason Michigan Avenue Animal Hospital would constantly reappear on my list. I began to read the testimonies from his previous clients and suddenly a peaceful feeling came over me. Even though Dr. Dhaliwal's hospital was a great distant from Detroit to Ypsilanti Michigan, it was worth the ride.
Mandy's outcome was the same, yet the calming and patient manner in which my dog and I were given from Dr. Dhaliwal and his loving staff made a difference. Today, Mandy is still running, climbing and playing even with three legs and I am thankful for the time and quality of life I still share with her.