Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Party for Pets

The second annual Pet Halloween Party at Warren Woods Veterinary Hospital was a success.  We had a small yet powerful parade of pets dressed in their best costumes come into the hospital to show off their creativity and to have their picture taken for our Facebook page and Website.  The technicians decorated the room with spooky and cute Halloween decorations and built a platform for the photo background.  They also had goody bags for each pet and an array of Halloween treats for the pet parents.  All of the participants had wonderful pictures and we even got photos of our adoptable cats and kittens.  A great time was had by all.  Here are some of the photos that were taken at the event.  Join us next year...if you dare!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Want a Lizard, Turtle or Snake?

Want an unusual pet?  Cats, dogs and even birds are just a little too ordinary for you? Maybe a pet reptile is the right choice for you.  Before you visit a pet store to look at the wide variety of reptile pets, do your homework and know what your reptile pet’s requirements are before you commit to buy one.

Reptiles (snakes, lizards and turtles) and amphibians (frogs, newts, salamanders and chameleons) are categorized as “herptiles.” And because they are different, snakes, lizards and other herps have different care requirements than other household pets. These creatures are so special that there are different care guidelines for each species.
People with little or no knowledge of how they should be kept sometimes obtain reptiles. Unfortunately some pet stores give out faulty information when selling these animals. Therefore it is important that you do your research before bringing a reptile pet home. Find a reputable veterinarian or pet store that deals with reptiles and is familiar with their proper care.

Size matters when you’re considering a reptile for a pet. Contrary to popular belief, housing your reptile in a small tank does not mean that your reptile’s growth will be stunted. His health, however, will be poorly affected. A Burmese python, for example, is common in reptile stores; however, a young two-foot Burmese can grow to up to 30 feet and weigh up to 200 pounds.  Make sure to know how big the animal will be when it reaches maturity so you’ll be prepared to properly care for it throughout its lifetime.
Think carefully about what kind of cage or enclosure your reptile will need. Reptile homes need to provide enough space for mobility and must be escape-proof, both for your safety and your pets’.
There are commercially available diets for some reptiles; however, most need fresh food. For example, some species of reptile require food such as mealworms and mice while others may need fresh fruits and vegetables to make up the majority of their diet. Make sure you’re willing to research the diet and spend the money and effort, as you may need to purchase fresh food two to three times a week.
At Warren Woods Veterinary Hospital we have care information sheets available for your reptile friend.  You can get access to the information by visiting our website or emailing us at   Also, you can go to to get reputable care information on various reptile species. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

4 The Best Detroit

Each summer the Detroit TV station WDIV holds their "4 The Best, Click on Detroit" contest to choose the best, or most popular businesses in the greater Detroit area.  Last year Warren Woods Veterinary Hospital worked hard to accumulate votes asking clients and friends to vote for us in the contest. Warren Woods Veterinary Hospital was happy to be awarded fifth place in the "Veterinarians" category which included over 100 veterinary hospitals in the metro Detroit area.

This year as the contest approached we were not able to put as much effort into publicizing the contest and collecting votes, so we listed it on our Facebook page a few times and listed the website in our lobby.  To our surprise we were awarded the second place in the 2013 contest!  Out of the hundreds of hospitals listed we came in second.  The first place award went to a veterinary charity hospital that is supported by private donations and Michigan tax dollars, therefore we did not feel slighted in the least by their win. In fact, Warren Woods Veterinary Hospital supports many charities and wishes all of them  success in their animal rescuing endeavors.

Thanks to all of our wonderful clients, friends and Warren Woods Veterinary Hospital team members for making Warren Woods Veterinary Hospital one of the best in Detroit.  Also, thank you to WDIV for recognizing business in the Detroit area with this contest.