Posts tagged "overweight dogs"

Pet Nutrition Assessments in Every Office Visit

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Pet Nutrition Alliance supports veterinarians speaking with clients about nutrition during every visit, offering pet nutrition assessments. 1. Client is asked to complete a brief nutritional history form prior to the visit. 2. Screening evaluation, including assessing body condition scoring and muscle mass scoring. 3. Dietary Conversation/recommendation with Dr. Susan Little, and Dr. Bernhard Pukay... Read more »

Shaping Up with Andrea Metcalf on Steve Dale's Pet World

Shaping Up with Andrea Metcalf on Steve Dale's Pet World
Andrea Metcalf is Chicago’s fitness guru, and is known all around the country….as Spring is about to be sprung, we’ll talk about how to get you and your pets into shape. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, just over half of all dogs and nearly 60 percent of cats are overweight or obese.... Read more »

Depressed Unemployed Dogs

Depressed Unemployed Dogs
Many dogs are depressed,  and I believe a ‘doggy psychiatrist’ would call these dogs clinically depressed. The depression isn’t caused by concerns about stock market or that their favorite baseball team isn’t winning, it’s caused greatly by little to do and with little interaction with family members. Often times there are any of or a... Read more »
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Pet Owners Offer Pet Resolutions for 2013

Pet Owners Offer Pet Resolutions for 2013
From the American Veterinary Medical Association,  Dr. Ron DeHaven expressed his New Year’s resolutions for pets, and I’ve offered my own. Now, from my Facebook fan page - here are a selected number of yours: “My resolution is for my heart and mind to follow the Serenity Prayer in my pet rescue efforts: ‘God grant me... Read more »

Did I Kill My Cat? My Cat Is a Bird Killer; Mandatory Microchipping; Snoring Pug

Did I Kill My Cat? My Cat Is a Bird Killer; Mandatory Microchipping; Snoring Pug
Q: I once lived in Highland Park, Ill., with a cat named Poco. We were inseparable. When he was diagnosed with kidney stones, I had to give him up; I just couldn’t afford treatment in 1987. I still miss Poco very much. How do I ask for forgiveness when he depended on me for everything?... Read more »

Spring Has Sprung for Pets

Spring Has Sprung for Pets
If spring is truly “in the air,” your pets should be able to pick up the scent! Here are some tips to help pets handle the change of seasons: 1. Preventive veterinary care: Have you seen your veterinarian lately? Twice-annual exams are a good idea, allowing veterinarians to detect problems early, which can mean a... Read more »
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Dining with Dogs, And Taking Off the Pounds: Steve Dale's Pet World on WLS

There are now many dog friendly restaurants in Chicago – places that welcome canine clientele. One of those restaurants has been in the news a lot lately….it so happens that Bobby Hull watched the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup at Harry Caray’s Tavern, Navy Pier. Bobby Hull, just after watching the Hawks clinch the Cup... Read more »

Guest Blogger: Dr. Sheldon Rubin - Overweight Dogs, Saving Money on Heartworm Preventative

Guest Blogger: Dr. Sheldon Rubin By Dr. Sheldon Rubin Winter is gone and now is the time to get those added pounds off of your pet.  Did you know 40 to 50% of our pets are obese? Sounds like a parallel to us, if you ask me.  Of course, it would be, since obesity in... Read more »