Here at Greenfield Animal Hospital we strive to help you and your pet have a long, healthy, and happy life together. We offer diet/nutrition counseling, as well as prescription diets for your special needs pet. Whether it's weight loss or healthy urinary tract function we will help you find the right diet for your pet's needs. Ask us today how we can help!
Pets quickly learn that various types of attention-seeking behaviors can result in food reward. Often times a pets desire for attention can be misinterpreted as a sign of hunger. Do not reward begging behavior with treats, especially if your pet has not finished his/her food.
Tips on controlling your pets weight:
No people food or meat bones.
Feed a well balanced diet that is appropriate for your pet's individual needs. Remove any uneaten portion when your pet walks away from its bowl.
Avoid snacks or treats between meals.
Probiotics- Probiotics contain normal healthy commensal (naturally occuring) bacteria and yeast, and are used to recolonize the gastrointestinal tract when it is suspected the normal balance of bacteria has become disturbed. We carry these products in an easy to feed form for your dog or cat. Ask us today!
Purina Lifespan Study-
Purina did a 14 year study conducted at Purina pet care center in Missouri. The study was done on 48 Labrador Retrievers paired, then randomly placed in two different groups. All of the dogs received the same 100% nutritionally fed diets-only the amount differed. This study is the first completed study to document that feeding to an ideal body condition increases survival time in mammals longer than rodents.
Lean fed dogs lived a median of 1.8 years longer, stayed healthier longer, had healthier blood sugar levels, blood pressures and heart rates.
Overweight cats-Along with the threats of diabetes, overweight cats are also:
Five steps to a lean and healthy pet-
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