Other than bringing your pet in for a routine check-up or vaccinations in order to prevent health issues, there are many reasons why you should seek medical attention for your pet. Here is a short list of symptoms to watch out for:
Loss of appetite
Loss of energy
Change in consistency of stool
Labored, noisy or fast breathing
Intolerance to exercise
Swelling of joints
Redness and/or secretions in ears and/or eyes
Keeping eyes closed
Dragging rear end
Blood in stool
Possible poisoning from eating something toxic
*Please note that this is just a short list of some of the main problems we see in the pets that come to visit us. If you are unsure about what is going on with your pet, it is best not to wait. We are ready for your call and we will make time to see your furry loved one as quickly as possible!
OUR VETERINARY STAFF WILL HAPPILY PROVIDE YOU WITH PET FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS
Nutrition, including controlling your pet's weight, seriously affects pet health, especially as your pet ages. Weight management is one of the most critical factors in maintaining pet health. Giving your pet unlimited access to food (free feeding) is one of the worst things you can do. The standard serving for felines and canines is 120-170 calories per pound of body weight. If you're trying to help your pet gain weight, increase caloric intake, and if you're wanting your pet to lose weight, decrease caloric consumption. During a routine exam, we can discuss the exact amount of food to add or subtract from your pet's diet based on breed, activity level, and current weight. Remember that overweight pets are more likely to suffer from arthritis, certain cancers, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and skin problems.
Q: Do I Need to Have My Dog's Dew Claws Removed?
A: Most dogs with dew claws attached are in perfect health. Removing dew claws is not a necessity, rather a preference some pet owners have. Dew claw removal is recommended for pets who dig frequently and are at risk for ripping the claws off, a painful and unnecessary experience. If you prefer to have your dog's dew claws removed, mention it at your pet's veterinary exam prior to their spay or neuter surgery. Oftentimes, your vet can remove the claws during the same procedure.
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