There are many foods that we enjoy that can be upsetting, or even toxic, to our pets’ systems. Other items to be aware of are small objects, like toys or hair accessories, that can become lodged somewhere along the pet’s digestive system. Also concerning are long stringy items, such as ribbon, that could become linear foreign bodies. Both could require emergency surgery.
Attached you will find a list of food items you may have around the house that should always be kept out of your pet’s reach. If your pet ingests any of these, or you believe they may have ingested them, please contact our office immediately for assistance.
Many of us choose to implement a weight loss program for ourselves and in many cases, our pets could benefit from the same goals.
• Exercise, just like with us, is always an important element to your pet’s overall health. But of course, just like with our own weight and health, exercise is only a part of the big picture.
• Proper nutrition also plays an important role. However, many owners have found that even after feeding their pet a balanced diet, as well as implementing more exercise, the pet is not shedding the excess weight as expected.
• We are now offering a new diet, Hill’s Metabolic Advanced Weight Solutions, for both cats and dogs, which targets your pet’s metabolism.
• Our trained staff will measure your pet, determine its ideal weight through the Hill’s Healthy Weight Protocol and create a feeding plan specific to your pet’s individual needs.
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Embracing The Human-Animal Bond
4225 Burnham Dr.
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
WHAT NOT TO FEED YOUR PETS
To schedule a measurement appointment, please call our office at 253-851-7866
As with any prescription diet, one of our Veterinarians will need to approve this diet for your pet.
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WHY MONTHLY FLEA CONTROL IS NECESSARY (AND VALUABLE) IN OUR REGION
Bottom line, fleas love the Pacific Northwest. Our climate is so consistent and mild that fleas can happily survive here year round. Unfortunately fleas love our pets as much as they love our weather. Many pets will develop severe reactions to flea bites and end up suffering from Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD). Treatment for FAD will require an exam with your veterinarian. In most cases the pet will require several medications to treat the associated skin inflammation and infection. If severe hot spots are present, the veterinarian may need to clean the affected areas. Your pet will also be prescribed year round flea medication as part of the overall treatment plan. If flea control is used monthly to begin with, along with environmental treatments in more problematic areas, FAD can usually be avoided since the fleas are not allowed to “move in” to your yard and home. In the long run, monthly preventative flea control will cost much less than the alternative - treating the results of a flea infestation.
For more Flea information, please click on the following links provided by the
Dermatology Clinic for Animals of Tacoma:
The newest addition to our flea and tick arsenal is NEXGARD for dogs.
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