A Spotlight on Holiday Food Safety for Pets

Family at kitchenAlthough fall has just begun, the cooler temperatures have many of us turning our thoughts toward the approaching holiday season and it’s opportunities for delicious, home-cooked meals. While it may not be as obvious, pets, too, may be looking forward to the chance to sneak (or be handed) a delicious morsel or three off the dinner table.

Food safety for pets is a concern year-round, and now is the perfect time to brush up on the risks associated with feeding table scraps to pets. Continue…

Potbellied Pet? The Answer to Health is Never Pet Obesity

Plate filled with measuring tapes in front of a dogStout, meaty, heavyset, big-boned, chubby, pudgy… However you describe pets with a few extra pounds, what you cannot call them is “healthy”. A primary cause of diabetes and high blood pressure, pet obesity is on the rise.

With more than half of all cats and dogs considered overweight or obese, is it time for your pet to receive a weight management makeover? Your team at Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services has some helpful tools to get your furry friend back on track. Continue…

posted in:  Pet Care  |  Pet Health & Wellness

Taking the Mystery Out of Pet Food Labels

Natural and dry dog's foodIf you’ve been to any large pet supply store lately, you may have been overwhelmed by all the different food choices on the shelves. From grain-free to wild meats like elk, there are lots of opinions on what constitutes a “healthy” pet diet.

Although you may have picked up a can or bag and reviewed the ingredients, your first reaction was likely one of confusion. Are only natural ingredients good? What about all the specialty fruits and veggies – are these needed? How does one even begin to decipher pet food labels? Continue…

Senior Pet Care: How to Keep the Golden Years Golden

Old Dog at RestAlthough your pet may stay forever young at heart, the reality is that certain changes should be expected as he or she ages. Senior pets require a little more TLC, including more frequent veterinary exams and adjustments to health essentials such as diet and exercise. With the right care and attention, you can ensure your senior pal will continue to enjoy a high quality of life. Continue…

posted in:  Pet Care