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Fit or Fat: Are you Overfeeding your Pet?

Fit or Fat: Are you Overfeeding your Pet?

“Doctor, does my pet look fat?” is almost as loaded a question as “Does my butt look fat?” I cringe, wondering how to delicately break the news that yes, Mrs. Leon’s dog is as big as a doghouse. I just don’t want to end up there myself. Although tackling this question sounds like a comical situation, the obesity problem in pets in the U.S. is very real and very serious. In fact, obesity is as significant a problem for pets as it is for humans. But it can be hard to detect when you

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Support Your Pet’s Health with Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Support Your Pet’s Health with Omega-3 Fatty Acids

The health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for humans have made headlines, but did you know these powerful fatty acids can also provide our pets with a health boost? What are Omega-3 Fatty Acids? Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of fat. They are considered essential fatty acids (EFAs) for humans, as well as for dogs and cats, because they cannot be made in the body. To maintain optimal health and wellness for your pet, omega-3 fatty acids must be obtained through diet or daily

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Pets Have Teeth Too!

Pets Have Teeth Too!

Why do animals need dental care? After all, they don’t brush their teeth in the wild! (At least, no one has observed it.) It is an alarming, perhaps little-known fact, however, that by age 3, almost 75 percent of dogs and cats have some sign of dental disease. In this day and age, with the advent of highly processed pet foods, the challenges of animal tooth care can parallel those of humans. Veterinarians are seeing an increasing number of pets with dental problems. The most common, and by

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