Chase, a little camera shy, is pictured. What a handsome boy!
January is Healthy Pet Month
Here at Thompson Animal Medical Center, we have decided to coin January as Healthy Pet Month.
In addition to winter safety tips and preventive, wellness care, we also believe that diet can be an equally important part of your pet’s health. Did you know that 30 to 40 percent of U.S. pets are overweight and 25 percent of pets in the U.S.
Just like people, too much weight can cause major health
issues such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and respiratory
Since we are focusing on weight loss (and overall pet health) if your
pet is overweight, you may want to consider putting him or her on a
special diet. We have two new food products that the dogs are dying
for and are making the cats crazy – Hill's® Prescription Diet®
Canine Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution and Hill's® Prescription
Diet® m/d® Feline Weight Loss-Low Carbohydrate-Glucose Management.
(Visit www.hillspet.com for more information on these products.)
Beverly is a current client of Thompson Animal Medical Center and her
dog Bella has struggled with her weight in the past, but over the
course of 5 months she has lost 7 pounds on Canine Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution food. Beverly says, “It really does work even without extra walking. Bella is noticeably more trim and her coat has become very shiny.“ When asked about one of the most important things, if Bella likes the taste, Beverly said, “She loves to eat and devours it!”
Alan is also a current client of Thompson Animal Medical Center and his dog Chase is a large yellow lab. Chase is not on a prescription diet but his portion sizes have been cut down and they have been going on walks together. Chase has lost 20 pounds in the past 6 months! Although Chase does have some more weight to lose, he has already become more mobile and walking is a much easier task than it was first.
Exercise and diet are the two most important factors to getting your
pet healthy and in shape. However, we strongly encourage you to talk
to your veterinarian before starting any diet or exercise regime.
Call us soon to schedule a visit to chat about your pet’s health!