Client Education

Ensuring a happy and safe home environment

One of the goals at Animal Hospital of Ludington, besides keeping your animals in tip-top health, is to help create the steadfast bonds between pet owners and their furry family members. This heartfelt mission includes client education.  

With decades of experience helped to foster our opinion, we feel that informed pet parents have the happiest, healthiest four-footed companions. A topic we are asked about frequently is ensuring that pets get along with younger children. Safety is a normal concern – and setting boundaries is key. 

Learning dog’s body language is very important to maintaining a safe and harmonious household. We feel that this video does a great job of illustrating behaviors to look for that might precede a bite.  It’s been reported that 77% of dog bites to children happen with a family or friend’s dog. To do better, let’s learn the body language that communicates when dogs are uncomfortable. 

We welcome your questions and a dialogue to continue the discussion at your next visit. Keeping all the two- and four-footed family members safe is our ultimate wish. 

Click here to watch Subtle Signs of Stress video.

  • What our clients have to say…

    • Tina Rommell

      We love you all. Thank you for taking such great care of my dog.

    • Tracey Gallie Barnett

      So grateful for the exceptional care you gave to our puppies during their surgery. Everything was well explained and well thought out. Everyone was compassionate and kind. We couldn’t ask for better veterinary care for them!

    • Heather Lange

      They took great care of my dogs my 1 1/2 yr old mix got fixed and I was nervous they didn’t mind me keep calling to ask questions and was great with our German Shepard will always use them and they are affordable

    • Karlene Hintz Boeve

      ‘Five Stars’ for Dr Paxton as he is a caring, knowledgeable, experienced professional! I had an in-depth conversation around the benefits of Cytopoint injections for my Westie with seasonal dermatitis. Success! Cytopoint was the solution to measurable relief.
      Also I want to share my thoughts on Euthanasia for an aggressive, violent dog. If your veterinarian recommends euthanasia, you should give it serious consideration. Some dogs are not wired correctly. The safety of children, family, & community should be the priority over an aggressive dog. Don’t wait for a disaster to transpire. My family has suffered do to non action of our neighbors aggressive dog.

    • Venisa Peterson

      they took wonderful care with my puppy and explained everything

    • Rebecca Murphy

      Such a caring staff and doctors. They genuinely love animals and are so compassionate. After my dear cat Jade died at age 19, they sent me a condolence package - her paw prints in plaster & a little keepsake bottle with a lock of her hair. It came as a complete surprise about a week after she passed. Warmed my ♥️ more than I can express.

    • Rebecca Makowski

      I’ve experienced nothing but excellent care from Dr. Deines and Dr. Paxton and staff. From emergency visits to routine care and end of life decisions, they’ve been compassionate and trustworthy at every step. Any questions I’ve had, they discuss with me and make sure I understand. I highly recommend choosing their team to trust with your loved ones.