Posts from January, 2014
Obesity is a huge problem in this country, and our pets are no exception to this condition. With over 50% of America’s household pets considered overweight or obese, it is more important than ever to recognize that your pet’s is overweight and address it accordingly.
Pets who are at a healthy weight live longer, healthier lives. Just like us, the extra pounds your pet may packing can affect their heart, overall cardiovascular system, bones, and joints, resulting in serious health problems and a shorter lifespan.
So how can you tell if your pet getting fat? Here are a few clues that your pet may have a few pounds to lose… Continue…
It is not uncommon to hear a story on the news about E. coli contaminated lettuce or a recall on something containing Salmonella. However, did you know that it is becoming more and more common for pet foods to be recalled due to food-borne illness concerns, too? Bone up on the facts so that you can protect your pets, learn what there is to know about food-borne illness and your pet.
What happens to infected animals?
Most food-borne illness is caused by bacteria. Typically pets suffer similar symptoms to people including lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. Typically, with supportive care, these animals do fine. Some animals may also become what is termed “asymptomatic carriers” meaning they are infected and shedding the bacteria but suffer no symptoms.
Can people be affected?
Sure. People who are immune-compromised and young children are of particular concern. Anyone who is handling contaminated pet food without good hygiene, or that is around pets who are asymptomatic carriers, can also become infected. Continue…
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Training is an important part of any dog's life! From providing mental stimulation to exercise and proper socialization, training will help in the development of a great canine companion! We are now enrolling for beginner and intermediate classes! Give us a call at (630) 665-1500 to register your pet or email: email@example.com with any specific questions you may have! The cost of the 6-week class is $120.
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New Dog or Puppy? Time For Training!
Training is an important part of any dog's life! From providing mental stimulation to exercise and proper socialization, training will help in the development of a great canine companion! We are now enrolling for Basic Obedience Classes! Classes will be held at Elmhurst Animal Care Center (850 S. Riverside Dr. Elmhurst, IL.) Please call 630.530.1900 to register your pet or email: firstname.lastname@example.org with any specific questions you may have! The cost of the 6-week class is $120.
Keep Your Pet Healthy All Year Round!
We offer plans for puppies, kittens, adult dogs & cats. With affordable monthly payments and our convenient hours, it's the best value in helping your pet live a longer & healthier life! Call us at 630.665.1500 for details!