(WJBK) - The weather is breaking and spring and summer will soon be here. The warmer temperatures bring a whole host of pesky problems for pet owners. Dogs need to be tested and put on heartworm preventative, vaccines need to be updated and their license needs to be renewed. Cats need to be tested for feline leukemia and other diseases, vaccines need to be updated and some veterinarians are recommending heartworm for cats too. Can't afford a trip to the vet, contract the Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center for guidance to low-cost clinics in your area.
This week's pet is Harley, a 9-year-old Setter mix. Harley came to the Oakland County Shelter severely overweight. He could barely walk. He was 108 pounds, he is now at 83 pounds. Harley is on thyroid medication and will need to be re-evaluated with more weight loss. Don't let his big stature fool you, he is very playful and loves to go for walks. He loves his toys. He gets along well with others and loves kids, he would make a great pet for any lifestyle.
For more information about Harley or low-cost clinics in your area, visit our website at www.oakgov.com/petadoption.