Welcome to Friendship Animal Hospital

We are a full-service veterinary hospital providing high-quality, state-of-the-art medicine and compassionate care for pets in the West Portage and Texas Township neighborhoods of Kalamazoo, MI. We are conveniently located on the corner of S. 12th St. and Texas Drive, across the street from Wedel's Garden Center. ... Read more >

Storm/Noise Phobia

June 2015 - If your dog suffers from noise phobia, such as from thunderstorms or fireworks, you are not alone! These types of phobias tend to get worse, not better, with repeated exposures. Here are some tips to help Fido cope… ... Read more >

Featured Case - June 2015

Lexi..panting, hiding, shaking

This case involves Lexi, a 3 year old Yorkie. BOOM! Fireworks and thunderstorms made Lexi go running for the hills! ... Read more >


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Xylitol has always been toxic to dogs in small amounts. Recently some food companies started using Xylitol in peanut butter as a sweetener. This is also a common ingredient in gum, so be sure that it is always out of your pet's reach. Always be sure to check your food labels to keep your pet safe! If you think your pet may have ingested Xylitol or if you have any other questions, call us!

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Xylitol and Dogs - Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs - Gum and Dogs