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We all love our pets and want to show them our love, but how? Many owners show their love to their pets through food. How can your resist your dog's sad, brown eyes looking up at you while you eat your dinner in front of him? You slip him something under the table. What about that sweet kitty rubbing against your leg in the kitchen? She also needs a treat.
People are very busy these days making it difficult for us to stick to our own schedules and even harder to get our pets on a schedule. We need to get to work on time, get the kids to after school activities, meet with friends and family on the weekends. For many of us, it is easiest to fill our pet's food bowl and let them eat whenever they want and just refill it when we see that it's empty.
Did you know that allowing your pet to determine their own food intake and giving multiple treats throughout the day can be very detrimental to their overall health? About 54% of cats and dogs in America are overweight/obese. That is over half of the pet population! Having an overweight pet isn't cute, it's dangerous to your pet's health.
Obesity in pets can cause health issues just as it does in people. It can cause arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and ligament damage. All of these problems can be prevented by providing proper nutrition and caloric intake to your pets.
Miracle Hills Animal Hospital wants to help owners get their pets back to their ideal weight. We offer free weight management consultations to help your furry friend get back on track. During your consult, Dr. Schreiber and his technicians will help you by developing a plan to get your pet back to in shape. We will discuss what your pet's ideal weight should be, the proper weight loss diet, treats, feeding schedule and exercise plan. We want to see you and your pet succeed, therefore we discuss these topics with you to formulate individualized plans for each pet in our Fitness Program. Call 402-492-9022 today to schedule your pet's free consultation!
The next time your pet gives you those sad brown eyes and you want to show them that you love love them, stop, put down the treats and think about the potential weight problems that you could soon be facing with your pet. Instead, grab the leash and go for a walk, get the catnip, throw a ball outside, or simply just give your pet a hug.
Looking for a healthy alternative treat to feed your pet? Here is a list of fruits and vegetables that are safe to feed your pet. Be sure to remove any seeds or pits.
*Avoid citrus fruits and cook vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage to ease digestion. Grapes, onions and garlic are all toxic to pets so please do not feed them to your pet.
The dental care process for my dog CoCo was AMAZING! This was the first oral check up for CoCo and the staff was to great about explaining everything to me. They kept me 'in the loop' on all they were doing and how CoCo was handling the process. They truly care about my dog and I couldn't be more appreciative.