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Health and Safety Tips to Keep Your Pet Healthy!

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Your Pet's 2013 Resolution:

Help them get Healthy!

As the New Year begins and we make our new year’s resolution to lose weight, let’s not forget to add our overweight pets into the plan. This is a serious issue and obesity is a leading contributor to diabetes in pets. Overeating, a predisposition for obesity, lack of exercise and eating the wrong types of food are all possible causes of your pet’s weight gain. Overweight pets may be suffering physically as a result of carrying the extra weight, and obese pets, like obese humans, do not live as long as their more active and weight appropriate counterparts. Obesity in pets is a condition over which the owner has significant control.

How Can I Help My Dog Lose Weight?
Although some dogs are prone to overeating, there are still steps you can take to minimalize the weight gain.

• Feed your dog less food (try 3 small meals per day instead of one large one).

• Exercise. Regular exercise has obvious health benefits and it is also a great time to bond with our pets. Increase your dog’s exercise by taking a little longer daily walk. Start your dog slowly so that he or she can work up to increased exercise.

• Health checkup. Call us today for more weight loss techniques and to discuss your dog’s nutrition and health needs. We will partner with you to design a program to help your pet lose weight (and maybe feel better!). Annual exams are important so we can stay ahead of any potential medical problems your pet may have developed since their last visit.

How Can I Help My Cat Lose Weight?
A fat cat is not a healthy cat. Overweight cats tend to be continuously hungry so we tend to feed them out of sympathy. Overfeeding is not the only cause of obesity in cats, the quality of the food is just as important. How to minimize your cat’s weight gain:

• Feed your cat three to four small meals a day, of a good quality cat food. Try to avoid free-feeding dry food to your cat because this type of feeding is portionless.

• Encourage your cat to exercise on climbing towers, scratching posts, and give your pet interactive toys. Cats can be happily active inside and can keep their mind active, too.

• Health checkup. Call us today for more weight loss techniques and to discuss your pet’s nutrition and health needs. We will partner with you to design a program to help your pet lose weight (and maybe feel better!). Annual exams are important so we can stay ahead of any potential medical problems your pet may have developed since their last visit.

FEBRUARY IS DENTAL MONTH!

Did you know that up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats that do not receive proper dental care? We can start to see signs of dental disease can by the age of 3. Because February is National Pet Dental Health Month, it’s a good time to focus on what can be done to keep your pet’s teeth healthy. We would be happy to assist you and your pet in your efforts to combat dental disease.

At Home Dental Care
Brushing your pet’s teeth regularly is the best way to keep your pet’s teeth clean and healthy. Other options for at-home dental care include dental rinses and gels, dental diets, or dental chew toys. Ask us about at-home dental care options. We will help you find the products and methods that fit your lifestyle.

Dental Cleaning
Many clients wonder what is involved in a dental cleaning. A thorough cleaning includes professional removal of plaque and tartar, polishing of the teeth and evaluation of all teeth and tissue. Our dental procedures are performed under anesthesia to keep your pet safe and comfortable.

Pet dental care is important to the overall health and wellbeing of your dog or cat. Please give us a call to set up an appointment with one of our veterinarians. We can evaluate your pet’s current dental health and assist you in finding the treatment and prevention plan that works for you and your pet.

Gettysburg  PA Animal Hospital and Veterinary

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