Our pets are members of the family and we all want to provide them with the best possible care. One of the biggest decisions pet owners must face in caring for their pets is choosing the appropriate diet. It can be daunting to navigate the world of pet foods, especially when recalls and reports of [...]
What is a raw diet? Raw diet is defined as a home-cooked or commercial prepared diets containing raw meat with or without bones intact. What are the potential benefits of feeding a raw diet? There are no currently no scientific studies documenting benefits of raw food nutrition. All information is anecdotal and based on testimonials [...]
What is pancreatitis? Pancreatitis is inflammation within the pancreas. The pancreas normally produces digestive enzymes in response to a meal to help break food down within the small intestine. In pancreatitis, these enzymes become active within the pancreas itself digesting the pancreatic tissue itself! What causes pancreatitis? In dogs, pancreatitis is an acute onset after [...]
What percentage of cats and dogs are overweight or obese? 54% of Dogs 59% Cats How does obesity influence my pet’s health? Just like in people obesity greatly influences health and shortens overall lifespan Early onset arthritis and joint disorders Risk for endocrine disease like Diabetes Chronic Inflammation Decreased anesthetic safety Skin Disorders Respiratory [...]
FACT: Exercise is one of the most important parts of keeping your body at a healthy weight and lower the risk of some diseases. So it would make sense that exercise would be one of the most important parts of keeping our pets healthy but how do you do it? The answer of how to [...]
How long do rabbits live? 8-12 years with good care. What do rabbits eat? Unlike Dogs and cats buying a bag of rabbit food is not providing a healthy diet. Diet is extremely important to keep a rabbit healthy and happy. A balanced diet should be composed of the following: 75% Timothy hay available at [...]
Food Allergies are a real thing and often overlooked and under treated… What are the signs of a food allergy in dogs and cats? In people food allergy commonly is associated with gastrointestinal upset. This is uncommon in our pets and only about 10-15% will have GI signs with an allergy GI signs: Frequent bowel [...]
A comprehensive pet exam can keep your pet out of the vet’s office. That includes some preventative blood work and urinalysis. Stefanie Bryant sat down with Dr. Adam Foret a veterinarian at the University Veterinary Hospital to discuss some of these preventative measures.