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In response to our clients needs we have decided to extend our hours again! Starting February 1st we have extended our weekend hours on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 6pm. We hope by doing so we can provide the highest standard of care to our patients.

Nutritional Support for Any Stage of Your Pet’s Life

When you bring your pet home for the first time, one of the things that will play a critical role in their overall well-being and health is their nutrition. A lot of things are going to affect the needs of dogs and cats, including activity level, age, pregnancy, nursing, size, breed, health, and age. There are a lot of commercial brand pet foods available, and sometimes it can be hard to figure out the right one for your pet.

nutritional counseling for petsAmong the most common nutritional issues facing pets is obesity. There was a survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention which discovered that 55% of cats and 53% of the adult dogs had been classified as obese or overweight by their vets. Pets that are overweight are more susceptible to many conditions like type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, breathing problems, kidney disease, elevated blood pressure, and a shorter life expectancy. They also have a higher risk when they have surgery and are at higher risk to expensive and painful injuries.

How We Are Here To Help

Pleasant Plains Animal Hospital provides counseling regarding feeding practices and dietary selection for any stage of the life of your pet. We also can help with providing diets that are specially formulated to assist with managing different medical conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and kidney disease.

We can help whether you have a pet with special needs in the dietary department or that needs to lose (or even gain) some weight. We are able to help you with accomplishing your goals as well as keeping your pet in the best health possible. We are able to provide expert advice to help you with finding the best solution for you and your pet.