Frustrated with repeated rounds of
antibiotics and steroids for your dog’s allergies?

Worried about giving Rimadyl (Deramaxx) for your dog’s arthritis?

Concerned that your dog’s diet is not optimal?

Do you hope your puppy will live to a ripe old age,
and be active and healthy?

Worried about over-vaccinating your dog?
Seeking alternatives to rigid vaccine protocols?

Functional medicine has solutions to these problems
— and many more


Puppy Care Ann Arbor, MIGet your puppy started right with a visit to Dr. John Smith and Petcare Holistic Veterinary Clinic. At your pet’s first visit, Dr. Smith starts with a physical exam, where your puppy is examined from the tip of their nose to the tip of their tail, so please bring a list of any questions or concerns.

GI Map Testing

This panel measures viral causes of gastroenteritis, unavailable by other common stool tests. It measures parasites such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia,and Entomoeba histolytica. It analyzes Helicobacter pylori and its virulence factors. It can detect opportunistic pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Proteus mirabilis, associated with autoimmune molecular mimicry and much more.

Skin Conditions

Skin disease is very common in dogs because the skin is the target organ for allergies. While the symptoms are in the skin, the underlying problems often are not. Functional Medicine helps to eliminate or relieve the causes of your pets skin and allergy issues.

“Good health is not merely the absence of disease; implicit in good health is functioning at one’s optimum capacity.”

That’s what you want for your pet.
Dr. John Smith is the veterinarian you want for all your pet’s health needs. Petcare Animal Clinic offers a wide range of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of outside laboratories. At Petcare, we offer not only sound advice based on our years of experience, but optimal veterinary care– allowing you the enjoyment of your pet for a maximum number of years. Our job is not only to treat your pet, but to also help you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy.

From puppy’s first visit to treating geriatric problems, we are there for you and your pet with our functional perspective on health and diet.

Dog Vet Ann Arbor
Veterinarian Ann Arbor

Does your pet have:

  • Lupus?
  • Ear infection?
  • Bladder infection?
  • Skin infection?
  • Hyperthyroidism?
  • Mytochondrial dysfunction?
  • Systemic inflammation?
  • Musculoskeletal pain?
  • Cancer?
  • Or any of the itises: arthritis, sinusitis, myelitis, endonitis, otitis, dermatitis, myositis, conjunctivitis, enteritis?

If you visit a conventional, or allopathic, medical practitioner you likely will be told that your companion has a “disease.” There is a good chance you will be given an expensive drug that may suppress the symptom but will not get to the root cause and may actually cause other, more severe, long-lasting problems.  At Petcare Animal Clinic, we understand that these conditions are symptoms of a greater problem associated with your pet’s health issues. Finding a cure more often than not doesn’t require drugs; it requires changing to a healthy, balanced diet.  

Proper nutrition is the cornerstone of good health; there is no one-size-fits-all pet diet. I will keep your pet healthier and you more informed about how to care for it naturally and organically.