At Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic, we are all about the DIY trend, and we love to peruse websites like Pinterest for home repair and craft projects. Our excitement falls short when it comes to do it yourself pet remedies, however. Read on to learn why DIY is better suited to revamping that old dresser than it is to treating your pet.
Do It Yourself Pet Remedies?
You can find almost anything on the Internet – some of it true, some of it not, and some of it perhaps loosely based in reality. It is hard to sort out who you are getting information from, what their background might be, what bias exists, and how rooted in science the advice truly is.
When your pet comes to visit our expert veterinary staff, you know who you are talking to. Our staff has your pet’s interest at heart and has a professional education behind their names.
Dogs and cats are notorious for having stinky breath, and owners are used to the distinctive odors emanating from their pet’s mouths. Those of us who have had our pets since they were young may fondly remember the sweet smell of that puppy or kitten breath. However, we’ve resigned ourselves to the fact that certain things simply change as our pets get older. After all, bad breath in pets is normal, right?Continue…
It’s not uncommon for pets to stay away from the veterinarian if they show all the obvious signs of health.
Contrary to this approach, however, is the fact that preventive care is the most effective way to support pet wellness and longevity. If staying in front of developing problems in our own lives is the goal, then the same is true for the animals in our care.
The answer to this is maintaining annual pet wellness checks, and we’re here to help you do just that.Continue…
Now more than ever, we are learning just how much good nutrition can influence our pets’ health just as it can with our health. Proper pet nutrition can enhance your pet’s quality of life and extend his or her life expectancy.
Smart nutritional choices can also help prevent and treat many conditions in pets. Learn what you need to know to make smart nutritional choices for your pet. Continue…