Bigger Road Veterinary Center
Make sure to stop by Bigger Road’s booth at Lift Your Leg Run/Walk for Strays, on Saturday, June 7th, 2014! We will be promoting our Healthy Pet Project, a program exclusively for Bigger Road clients that includes nutrition and fitness counseling from certified counselors. SICSA’s Lift Your Leg Run and Walk for Strays helps thousands of animals annually by raising critical funding for their care and adoption. Each year, over 700 people join together and raise money, run and walk in support of companion animals. Since 1976, Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic has provided care for pets and their parents in.
Kettering, OH. In 2009, we opened a second location in Springboro, allowing us to help even more pets in the Dayton area. Bigger Road’s mission is the help pets live the longest, healthiest, happiest lives possible. We know that this is best achieved through whole life care – not just quality medical care, but also attending to a pet’s nutrition, behavior, and lifestyle needs. The Healthy Pet Project was designed to provide this whole life care and strengthen the bond between people and their pets.
Certified coaches work with clients and their pets to develop a solid nutrition plan and a schedule of activities to improve or maintain overall fitness. Fun group activities bring clients and pets together to share their successes and stay motivated. Along with regular preventive care, the guidance provided by our coaches helps ensure that your pet stays healthy and happy. We are happy to answer questions about the Healthy Pet Project by e-mail or on our web site, or call us anytime at 435-3262.
Pet Digestive Enzymes
The two main types of enzymes most important to your pet’s well-being are metabolic and digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes work in the stomach and intestines to break down the food your pet eats. If your pet consumes mostly processed or cooked food, she likely receives little or no enzymes from her food, and must rely on her body to manufacture many or all of the enzymes she needs. Second, producing these extra enzymes may be robbing animals of precious enzymes for metabolic functions elsewhere in their bodies. Here’s the problem with this ramped up need for extra enzymes: As your pet ages, production of enzymes declines.
Raw food certainly supplies more digestive enzymes than processed pet food, but don’t be fooled, many animals consuming raw foods still benefit from enzymes. Supplementing with enzymes helps ensure she can completely digest her food without dipping into that fragile bank of metabolic enzymes. Giving enzymes in between meals ensures the enzymes won’t be utilized for digestive purposes. In my opinion, for carnivorous pets, plant or vegetarian enzymes aren’t as efficient for digestive purposes as are animal-sourced enzymes. These are the same enzymes I recommend to my patients’ owners – and the enzymes I feed to my own pets.
Fungal enzymes are just not as perfect a match for our furry friends’ bodies as pancreatic enzymes. A: Because our pancreatic enzymes are animal-sourced, their ability to withstand stomach acidity on their way to the small intestine is naturally much greater than with plant or fungal enzymes.
Holiday Safety Tips
The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents plan to include their furry companions in the festivities. As you gear up for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Please be sure to steer pets clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations. Oh, Christmas Tree: Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it doesn’t tip and fall, causing possible injury to your pet. Stagnant tree water is a breeding ground for bacteria, and your pet could end up with nausea or diarrhea should he imbibe.
Avoid Mistletoe & Holly: Holly, when ingested, can cause pets to suffer nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Pets may burn themselves or cause a fire if they knock candles over. A wire can deliver a potentially lethal electrical shock and a punctured battery can cause burns to the mouth and esophagus, while shards of breakable ornaments can damage your pet’s mouth and digestive tract. Pets can join the festivities in other fun ways that won’t lead to costly medical bills. Careful with Cocktails: If your celebration includes adult holiday beverages, be sure to place your unattended alcoholic drinks where pets cannot get to them.
House Rules: If your animal-loving guests would like to give your pets a little extra attention and exercise while you’re busy tending to the party, ask them to feel free to start a nice play or petting session. Noisy poppers can terrify pets and cause possible damage to sensitive ears.
Healthy Pets Spay, Neuter, And Wellness Clinic
Welcome to Healthy Pets! We are a new low-cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic in Rock Hill, SC. Founded by Dr. Jenna Blake, Healthy Pets Spay, Neuter, And Wellness Clinic will be focused on providing your pets with high quality preventive veterinary care at an affordable price. Dr.
Blake has been involved in the low-cost spay/neuter field for over 6 years and is dedicated to providing excellent care to her patients in a friendly, professional atmosphere. In addition to low-cost spays and neuters on dogs and cats, Healthy Pets Spay, Neuter, And Wellness Clinic will be providing a wide range of preventive veterinary care including vaccinations, heartworm testing, feline combo testing, fecal exams, microchipping, nail trims and so much more! Call or email today to schedule your appointment! We look forward to meeting you and your four-legged family members! Our wellness programs are designed to prevent disease and prolong the lives of your companion animals.
Early diagnosis of an illness can lead your pet to a longer, healthier life. Since our pets age quicker than us, regular exams are important to allow your veterinarian to evaluate your pet’s overall health and become aware of any problems before they become serious illnesses. Our Wellness programs include a comprehensive physical exam; internal parasite testing; heartworm and flea control; vaccination program; spay and neuter services; and specialized blood tests for all stages of life.