What Should I Feed My Pet?

By Dr. William Van Hooser

petfoodIf you’ve been wondering whether you should be feeding your pet dry food or canned wet food, you’re not alone. Many pet owners are conflicted with this decision, and it’s a question we seem to be fielding more and more.

There’s a lot to consider when choosing a food for your pet. But when it comes to the dry food vs. canned food conundrum, you may be surprised to know that the answer has more to do with what type of pet you have and how each food impacts their overall system.

Dry and canned foods affect cats and dogs, and their overall health, differently. So if you’ve been asking yourself, “What should I feed my pet?” then look no further. We’re ready to dish on the pros and cons of kibble vs. canned pet food…  Continue…

Why Dental Care Is Important For Pets

Dog and tooth brushAs you may know from our recent Facebook posts, February is Dental Health Month for pets. And while we strongly believe that every month should be dental health month, this occasion provides us with a great opportunity to speak to the importance of dental health and why dental care is important for pets.

Proactive Prevention

Protecting your pet’s dental health is just as important as protecting his or her internal health. In fact, they are ultimately one in the same.

While providing your pet with regular dental care can certainly reduce bad breath and brighten your pet’s smile, these cosmetic benefits pale in comparison to the long-lasting benefits good oral hygiene can have on your pet’s overall systemic health and longevity.

For your pet, a diseased mouth can lead to a number of issues that will likely affect your pet’s overall wellbeing. Here are some examples: Continue…

A Healthy Start: New Year’s Resolutions and Your Pets

jumping  border collie

What hurdles will you jump in 2014?

It’s that time of year again. You know; out with the old and in with the new… But, like many of us, you may still be trying to decide just what “new” is for you this year. And that’s OK. It is not too late to make some positive life changes for you and your pets. Think about the following ideas as potential themes for this coming year and make 2014 the best year ever!

I will take better care of myself.
This resolution can encompass a lot of things. Whether it be losing weight, eating better, or making sure to get to the doctor for a checkup, taking care of ourselves (and our pets) is extremely important. Taking your pet to the veterinarian may be a good start in helping you set your goals. During this appointment, make sure to ask questions about your pet’s weight, diet, grooming, and exercise routine. Continue…