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February 10, 2021

We are so excited to introduce you to the new owners of Grand Traverse Veterinary Hospital!  Read Full Article

January 28, 2021

You may not have thought about it this way, but a professional groomer can actually improve your dog's health. They can alert you about changes with your dogs such as.... Read Full Article

January 20, 2021

 When the temperature plummets, it's important to keep your exotic pets warm and safe.  Read Full Article

December 30, 2020

If you're looking for a smile heading in to this new year, make sure to check out this article.  Read Full Article

December 21, 2020

All of us at Grand Traverse Vet want to wish you, your family, and pets a wonderful Holiday Season! For Holiday hours, click below.  Read Full Article

December 16, 2020

Have you noticed abnormal aggressive behaviors with your dog when strangers come around? This Holiday season, with many people coming and going in our homes, this behavior can become quite the problem. Take a look at this article to get some ideas of how to better handle aggression.  Read Full Article

December 2, 2020

As we go into this Holiday season you may be looking at introducing another tiny pet to the family. If so, we encourage you to take a look at this article and make sure you get the best pet suited for you and your family.  Read Full Article

November 25, 2020

As Thanksgiving approaches, accidental poisonings often occur in dogs (and less commonly cats) – that’s because they often get into the delectable human foods while table or counter-surfing! To be safe, make sure to keep your dog crated or your cat locked out of the kitchen while you’re preparing your Thanksgiving feast. More importantly, satiate your dog or cat with non-toxic treats. Of course, not all Thanksgiving foods are dangerous. And it’s a holiday for your pets too, right? With that in mind, here are 6 safe treats you can give your dog or cat this Thanksgiving. Read Full Article

November 11, 2020

All of us with exotic pets strive to give our pets a safe and comfortable home. But, as we animal lovers know, our pets tend to get into anything and everything, given the opportunity. Here are some important safety tips to help keep our pets out of trouble: Read Full Article

October 28, 2020

As with people, it’s not unusual for older pets to develop behavioral problems. While it’s easy to blame these behavior changes on age alone, they can also indicate underlying medical problems. Make sure your elder pet visits her veterinarian as recommended, and that you call the veterinarian to discuss any noticeable changes in her behavior! These can be key indicators of underlying medical issues that should be addressed. Read Full Article

October 21, 2020

Does your feline companion lick you, and are you wondering why? Particularly since a cat’s tongue can feel a bit rough, it’s a behavior that’s hard to ignore! In general, there are two major reasons a cat will lick human family members: Read Full Article

September 28, 2020

The article listed has 5 great ways to challenge your dogs mind, give it a read, it may be easier to accomplish than you think!  Read Full Article

September 9, 2020

Have you ever wondered why your cat purrs? You're not alone. Learn what the experts are saying. Read Full Article

August 26, 2020

Many dogs are uncomfortable with getting their nails trimmed (as your probably know). However, this article gives some wonderful how-to's on making it easier for you both! Perphaps trying some new methods is exactly what you and your pet need. Read Full Article

August 18, 2020

If you own a cat, at one point or another you have probably delt with them spraying around your home. This can be an extremely frustrating situation to resolve. This article has some very helpful insights explaining why cats do this and how to resolve it. As always, we are here to provide your cats with the best of care, so never hesitate to call us at 231-946-3770. Read Full Article

July 21, 2020

Why you won't see your dog's heartworm symptoms, till it's advanced.  Read Full Article

June 24, 2020

This article provides a helpful explanation and insight on kennel cough/bordetella is, how to treat it, and how to prevent it. Take a look! Read Full Article

May 20, 2020

Steve Dale put together a wonderful article about understanding your pet and it's behaviors, especially those with anxiety and misunderstood breeds Check it out below! Read Full Article

May 13, 2020

There are many things we have in our homes that may be harmful to our furry family members. Xylitol is one of those main concerns, and it may be in things you are not aware of. This article by Dr. Nancy Kay elaborates on what xylitol is and how it may affect your pets.  Read Full Article

May 6, 2020

For those of you with exotic pets and birds, the issue of a beloved pet experiencing egg binding is a very real and potentially dangerous concern. This article is very informative and can help you understand and/or prevent this from occurring. As always, if you are concerned for the well-being of your pet, please don't hesitate to call us at 231-946-3770 to set up an appointment with the doctor.   Read Full Article

April 21, 2020

   We have all seen many changes these past couple of months. Here at GTVH, we are doing our best to continue providing your pets with the best of care. While we are unable to have clients in the facility, we are doing a "curbside" veterinary service. Our wonderful staff will come out to your vehicle, bring your pet inside the clinic for it's medical needs, and answer and questions or concerns you may have. At this time we are doing essential appointments; which include vaccinations, health concerns, emergencies, and some surgeries. Please call us for more details at 231-946-3770.

   As always, please feel free to use our online pharmacy (link can be found on home page) but keep in mind there are certain shipping delays due to Covid19. If ordering online is not a good fit for you, we can fill your prescriptions in clinic, take payment over the phone, and bring your medication straight to your vehicle. 

 Thank you for being understanding and patient during this time! Read Full Article

March 4, 2020

If you have ever noticed your cat chewing on a plant and wondered why, this article is for you! It talks about the reason behind this behavior as well as the risks that some household plants hold.  Read Full Article

February 26, 2020

If your dog has heartworms, the symptoms won't present themselves till further down the road, which is why it is important to test them yearly. Take a look at this article to learn more! Read Full Article

February 19, 2020

Did you know Dr. Jossens is a veterinarian at our clinic that works with exotic pets? She has been doing it for over 35 years, call today to set up an appointment to make sure you're pet is happy and healthy!

 During these cold winter months, it can be a little tricky keeping your exotic pet's habitat at a perfect conditon. Take a look at this article for some very helpful tips! Read Full Article

February 12, 2020

Cats and dogs age differently than people. The chart in this article breaks down how old your cat is in human years.  Read Full Article

February 5, 2020

The staff at Grand Traverse Veterinary Hospital wants to make sure you and your pet receive top of the line service at our facility. To better obtain this goal, we have implemented texting reminders (if you choose to opt in) that will assist in the total care of your pet. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 231-946-3770. Thank you for your patience as we utilize this new means of communication.  Read Full Article

January 29, 2020

If keeping your dog mentally stimulated throughout the day is something you're interested in, check out this new post. It offers multilple ways to make sure your pet is staying busy with different "brain exercises". Read Full Article

January 22, 2020

Is your cat vaccinated against "core" diseases? Read this article to find out more.  Read Full Article

January 14, 2020

Ever wonder whether or not your pet is dreaming when they let out that soft bark or you see their paws twitching while sleeping? Check out this article to learn more about it!  Read Full Article

December 4, 2019

Not all dogs have the same tolerance for the cold. Check out this article for some healhty tips on keeping your dog safe and happy this season! Read Full Article

November 26, 2019

As these cold Northern Michigan winter months approach, let's not forget about our furry little friends who may be looking for a warm place to take shelter. Take a look at this article to learn more! Read Full Article

October 23, 2019

It's that time of the year in Northern MI where the days are getting chilly, the leaves are changing, and we begin to prepare for the upcoming snowy months. With these colder nights many ask if their pets are still at risk for getting ticks. The quick answer is YES! Click on the link to learn more about keeping your pet safe this fall.  Read Full Article

October 21, 2019


May 25, 2019

We know what you're thinking.  Is it spring yet?  It won't be long (hopefully) before we are all climbing out of our houses, shorts and flip flops in tow, ready to embrace the warmth. Though springtime brings outdoor activities and sunshine, it also brings mosquitoes and heartworm, fleas and ticks, and a variety of intestinal parasites.  So therefore, with the days getting longer, and the temperatures getting warmer (maybe), we've decided to compile a series of articles in regards to spring parasite testing and prevention so that you and your pet can be better protected. Today we'll start with heartworm. Read Full Article

May 25, 2019

Great news! Our lab is now still offers a Heartworm Wellness Panel at a low cost.  To find a bit more about this great deal, click here! Read Full Article

May 25, 2019

Grand Traverse Veterinary Hospital has launched a new online pharmacy Read Full Article

May 25, 2019

AC Paw Garage Sale Fundraiser Read Full Article

November 6, 2014

Welcome to the new Grand Traverse Veterinary Hospital website!  To find out more about new improvements, click here! Read Full Article