Woodstock Animal Hospital
A recent survey indicates over 50 percent of America’s pet population   is overweight or obese. If you or your veterinarian feel that your pet   would benefit from a reduction in body weight, this discussion should   help you to understand how to help overweight dogs lose weight. Weight   loss for obese cats, however, is more complicated and should not be  done  without a veterinarian’s supervision.

Very simply put, if your pet is overweight it is taking in (eating)   more calories than it needs. Set all excuses aside … excessive weight   in an otherwise healthy pet is a direct result of consuming unnecessary   amounts of food. If your pet is overweight it should be examined for   heart, thyroid or other metabolic disorders. A detailed history should   be taken with emphasis on frequency of exercise, amount and type of food   being provided and other parameters relative to calorie requirements.
#overweight #health #exercise #dog #cat #pets

A recent survey indicates over 50 percent of America’s pet population is overweight or obese. If you or your veterinarian feel that your pet would benefit from a reduction in body weight, this discussion should help you to understand how to help overweight dogs lose weight. Weight loss for obese cats, however, is more complicated and should not be done without a veterinarian’s supervision.

Very simply put, if your pet is overweight it is taking in (eating) more calories than it needs. Set all excuses aside … excessive weight in an otherwise healthy pet is a direct result of consuming unnecessary amounts of food. If your pet is overweight it should be examined for heart, thyroid or other metabolic disorders. A detailed history should be taken with emphasis on frequency of exercise, amount and type of food being provided and other parameters relative to calorie requirements.

#overweight #health #exercise #dog #cat #pets

Last year, the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center managed 17,000 cases of dog and cat illness caused by human foods. Chocolate, especially dark, causes a variety of symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, abnormal heart, rate and occasionally seizures.
#keepyourpetssafethisholidayseason!!!

Last year, the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center managed 17,000 cases of dog and cat illness caused by human foods. Chocolate, especially dark, causes a variety of symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, abnormal heart, rate and occasionally seizures.

#keepyourpetssafethisholidayseason!!!

Who’s Sleeping With Their Pets?
Sleeping with pets isn’t unusual in this country. According to a  recent survey of pet owners by the American Pet Products Association,  nearly half of dogs sleep in their owner’s beds. The survey found that  62% of small dogs, 41% of medium-sized dogs and 32% of large dogs sleep  with their owners.
The survey also found that 62% of cats sleep with their adult owners, and another 13% of cats sleep with children.

#cuddleupwithyourpettonight(:

Who’s Sleeping With Their Pets?

Sleeping with pets isn’t unusual in this country. According to a recent survey of pet owners by the American Pet Products Association, nearly half of dogs sleep in their owner’s beds. The survey found that 62% of small dogs, 41% of medium-sized dogs and 32% of large dogs sleep with their owners.

The survey also found that 62% of cats sleep with their adult owners, and another 13% of cats sleep with children.

#cuddleupwithyourpettonight(:

Almost time to play in the snow!!

#keepyourfurryfriendswarm

Almost time to play in the snow!!

#keepyourfurryfriendswarm