July 02, 2020 12:13 PM

As of June 29, MSU's Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (ECCM) operations have modified:

All walk-in patients will be evaluated. Life-threatening cases will be admitted. Cases evaluated as stable will be referred to the client’s primary care veterinarian, other facilities, or other services within the MSU Hospital, if possible. Monday–Friday, from 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., the ECCM Service will operate as a “referral only” service. However, walk-in patients with critical illness or immediately life-threatening problems will always receive care. Referring veterinarians should call 517-353-5420 prior to sending any patients to MSU. View the Hospital's full web page.

Posted February 16, 2016

Did you know: dental (periodontal) disease is the most common clinical condition in cats and dogs. Did you also know that it is completely preventable? Check out our five fast tips to monitor your pet’s dental health. 

Dog Teeth
  • Make sure your pet receives regular dental exams.
  • Brushing your pet’s teeth is an effective way to maintain dental health between exams. Your veterinarian can teach you how to do this.
  • Make sure to have your pet’s teeth cleaned as needed. Professional cleanings remove the plaque and tartar associated with dental disease. During a cleaning, your veterinary dentist will remove plaque and tartar above and underneath the gum line. This process does require general anesthesia.
  • Ask your veterinarian if they would recommend dental products, diet plans, or treats for your pet.
  • Watch for signs of dental disease:
    • Bad breath
    • Red gums
    • Discolored teeth
    • Loose teeth
    • Broken teeth
    • Bleeding from the mouth
    • Tenderness around the mouth
    • Drooling
    • Dropping food
    • Weight loss
    • Poor appetite 
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