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Food & Nutrition For Pets

Obesity is becoming an epidemic in the developed world and our pets are following the trend. While general awareness of this problem is there, it can be much harder to do something about it in our pets.

Our pets are living longer, just like us. As a result of living longer our pets experience different problems such as increased need for dental treatment and more old age diseases such as dementia and arthritis. Arthritis is a medical term which means inflammation of the joint. Osteoarthriritis is chronic arthritis often referred to as degenerative joint disease or DJD.

Atopy is the most common skin disease we see in our veterinary practices. It is seen more often in dogs and can be manifested with different symptoms. It tends to be a lifelong problem which is always frustrating to treat and needs constant monitoring and adjustment in treatment.

There are many toxic food and household items, which could prove lethal to our pets. Vets4Pets brings you a list of these items and the effects they can have if eaten – even in minute quantities.

Dental disease can significantly reduce the lifespan of your animal companion. Vets4Pets recommends these simple steps to support a long and happy life.

Diabetes occurs when there is lack of insulin or it is present in insufficient quantities. Insulin is produced in the pancreas and it facilitates entry of glucose into the cells. If insulin is not present the cells are starved for glucose and start using fat and proteins as a source of energy leading to the production of ketone bodies.

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Many of the items included in “by-product” (e.g., organ meats) may be higher in essential nutrients such as amino acids, minerals and vitamins as well as being more palatable to pets than the skeletal muscle meat.

FACT: True food allergies are uncommon in dogs and cats.

What is the truth about grain free diets for pets?

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