Many clients at Animal Care Clinic ask about how to feed their pets - free choice or meals. Veterinarians disagree to some extent as which is better, and there are medical benefits to both systems.Many owners find it convenient to leave food out all the time for their animals, especially... more »
Lisa has used the Animal Care Clinic KSBY Expert page to ask about heart enlargement causing fluid in the lungs. Lisa, let me start by offering my condolences; your use of the past tense in reference to Shanna implies that she must have died from heart failure. This is a... more »
Lindsay has just adopted Jasper, a crossbred dog who did not have a good life before coming to her home. Lindsay is worried he has separation anxiety and is curious about training methods.
Many dogs adopted as adults (and many raised from puppyhood) have behavior issues that can look... more »
Have you started your New Year's resolution to exercise and get fit yet? Some of you started and have already quit!
During December I wrote about obesity in pets and looked at several feeding strategies to help curb this problem. If you watch the "Biggest Loser" you know that... more »
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to an exciting 2010.
This year has been difficult for many people and I know many of you are discouraged. We have seen many pet owners struggling to be able to properly care for their beloved pets. I... more »
We have been looking at obesity in pets this month. Last week we talked about limiting food intake by feeding meals. Excess snacks can be a big problem for many of our pets, especially dogs.
It is natural to want to give your pets treats when they do good... more »
You are probably eating more this month than usual. Do you find yourself grazing through Christmas goodies in the employee lunchroom or at parties? When food is easily available, we will eat even if we are not hungry.
The same is true for our pets. There are a few... more »
December is a month of indulgence. It is hard to stay fit when there are cookies, candies and cups of eggnog at every gathering. This seems like a good time to address obesity in pets.
Over 80 percent of dogs and cats seen in U.S. veterinary hospitals are overweight!... more »