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Free Pet Advice at Red Oaks Dog Park

It may not be the dog days of summer yet, according to the calendar, but dogs and their owners can still have their day in an Oakland County park.

Dogs and their owners are invited to a free event at the Red Oaks Dog Park, located 31353 Dequindre Road in Madison Heights on Saturday, July 12, from 9:30 to 11:30 am. The event is sponsored by the Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

The star attraction is Dr. Denise Graye, a veterinarian, who will answer questions on dog health. Among the topics, she will cover heartworm disease, fleas and ticks.

The event isn't all just talk and being serious. Talented dogs can have an outlet to show off as they compete for the best pet trick.

Refreshments for those who come will be available, such as coffee and lemonade for the humans, and, of course, for the four-legged crew, doggie treats.

Although the event is free, a 2014 Oakland County Parks vehicle pass, either an annual or a daily one, is required. Passes should be purchased before the event. The annual cost is $30 for residents and $46 for non residents. Seniors, adaptive and active military can purchase theirs for $22. The daily rate is $5 for Oakland County residents, and $10 for non residents, and $4 for seniors, adaptive and active military. For more information for the passes, go to www.destinationoakland.com

One more note: the annual pass is good for all of the eight Oakland County parks.

For more information, call 248-424-7076 or email stasiakl@oakgov.com