Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Advice for Pet Owners

If you are like me, you love your little (or big) four-legged friends.
I wanted to share this article with you from a holistic vet,
Dr Karen Becker, about pet health.

Many Diseases Can Be Prevented By Following These 5 Recommendations

Pet guardians can prevent many of these conditions from befalling their furry charges by following a few common sense recommendations for raising a healthy, long-lived pet, including:
  • Feed a balanced, species-appropriate diet that is anti-inflammatory. The right nutrition can prevent or alleviate diet-related skin allergies and infections (including hot spots), ear infections, gastrointestinal issues, and bladder and urinary tract disease.
  • Keep your dog or cat lean and fit. A pet in excellent physical condition is less likely to develop debilitating arthritis and degenerative joint disease.
  • Brush your pet's teeth daily or several times a week to prevent or control buildup of plaque that leads to tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral conditions. Follow through with professional veterinary cleanings as needed.
  • Keep your dog’s immune system healthy by eliminating unnecessary vaccines.
  • Stay on top of all changes in your pet’s health by performing regular at-home wellness exams, and scheduling twice-yearly wellness visits with your veterinarian.
When you consider the money pet owners spend on veterinary treatment for preventable conditions, it’s easy to see there are also financial benefits to helping your dog or cat remain healthy.   Link to full article.

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