Good Diet and Healthy Choices

By October 30, 2018 No Comments

Greetings from Thumper’s world! Phew! What a week it has been here at the clinic! The humans have been moving things around in the front lobby and I’m tired just watching them.

Turns out they moved all the pet food to display in our lobby. My tummy is growling just staring at all that food. I thought they moved it up there for me but turns out they just wanted to educate pet owners about some good diets to feed pets.

A good diet is essential to your pet’s wellbeing and longevity. Sometimes, like our humans, what we want to eat isn’t always the healthiest thing for us to be eating. My old friend (RIP) Clint was frequently found diving into the kitchen trash can in our break room. He found some yummy things (which he kindly shared with me) but they would often give him a tummy ache.

But now let’s talk about healthy choices. I first ask you the question of: What do you look for in your pet’s diet, for it to be a healthy food? Most humans will reply with veggies, meat, and grain-free. You would be surprised at the alarming number of humans that don’t look at the ingredients in their pet’s food. Labels can be tricky to understand, and food companies aren’t required to post all the nutritional information on the food package.

When a pet is getting a low-quality diet, there are many things you may notice. Some of these things include: dull coat, increased hunger, increased defecation, allergies and so much more. Now while these could be underlining health conditions, sometimes a good diet could help. Our staff is equipped with the knowledge to help you choose the perfect diet for your fur family. They will ask your diet at every visit to help you understand what food is great for your pet!

There are also several diets to help aid underlying medical conditions: diabetes, weight loss, thyroid problems, IBD, allergies, and much more. Dr. Sarah and Dr. Lauren love to help you in doing what is best for your pet, so know that if they suggest it that is comes from their experience with the food!

COVID-19 Update & Response

Effective 4-13-2020, we have extended our office hours to :

Office Hours: M-F 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Our lobby is now open, however wearing a face mask is required. We are also now scheduling elective surgeries. If you wish to have a curbside appointment, please remain in your vehicle and call our office at 715-623-4116 to check in. A member of our staff will come out to your vehicle, and bring your pet inside for examination and treatment.

Thank you for your understanding as we work together to get through these trying times. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office at 715-623-4116.