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Nutrition Related Heart Disease in Dogs

A broken heart: risk of heart disease in boutique or grain-free diets and exotic ingredients By Lisa M. Freeman, DVM, Ph.D., DACVN, veterinary nutritionist and professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Posted: JUNE 04, 2018 – Read the entire blog Earlier this year, Peanut, a 4-year-old…

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Choosing Healthy Cat Food

You take the time to eat right and feed yourself quality food, so shouldn’t you be making the same effort for your feline friend? And while it’s easy to know if you’re eating too much junk food, the quality of the food you pour into your kitty’s bowl may not…

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Nutrition Recommendations for Cats

Feeding your cat the appropriate amount of a well balanced diet is vital to the maintenance of overall health and well-being, just as eating a well balanced diet is for us. In order to understand how and what to feed cats, it is necessary to understand how the nutritional requirements…

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November is National Senior Pet Health Month!

Help us celebrate National Senior Pet Health Month! Throughout November, we are honoring senior pets with 25% off checkups. Our goal is to ensure your loved one is in optimal health throughout their golden years! Our main concerns with older pets are: weight, nutrition, pain and organ diseases. As a result, we believe…

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Tips for Handling Hungry Dogs

My hungry dog pesters me until I feed her. Any suggestions? We’ve all done it. We give in and feed our dogs treats because it’s easier to feed them than to deal with the constant begging. Don’t worry, you are not alone!  Our dogs have trained us well and know…

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Body Condition System Helps Monitor Pet’s Size

How do I know if my pet is getting too big? This is one of the most common questions pet owners ask us at Aspen Grove Veterinary Clinic.  The answer is to look at their BODY CONDITION SCORE (BCS). The Body Condition System is a 9-point scale that was developed…

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Pet Treats: Friend or Foe?

Pet treats are a major contributor to weight gain in pets. Those tiny pet treats are often hiding a significant amount of calories that add up quickly. For example, 1-Large Milk Bone treat has 115 calories! Most pet owners give their pets up to three treats a day, that adds up…

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Nutrition: Natural Approaches to Feeding

As a modern society, we understand the importance of food quality in maintaining or improving our health. We know that we need to eat good quality food in the appropriate quantity and balance for optimal health. Currently, questions are being raised about the nutritional choices we have been making for…

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