Obesity is a problem that is sweeping across today’s human society and animals as well. In 2012, studies showed that over 50% of domestic cats and dogs were considered obese. This is troublesome due to the fact that even just 5 pounds can be a strain on a small animal. Heart function, joint disease and day-to-day living all take a negative response to extra weight.
Appalachian Animal Clinic’s staff is dedicated to propagating a message of healthy diet and exercise for all its furry clients. We know that an active pet is a happy pet. If your pet needs to lose a few pounds our doctor can advise you on food portions, correct food choices and an exercise regimen that will be a benefit for your animal.
Some animals do not suffer from obesity but from food allergies! Yes, even your pet can be allergic to beef, dairy, wheat, and eggs. They show signs of constant scratching, ear issues, gastrointestinal discomfort and in severe cases chronic diarrhea and/or an itchy bottom. Appalachian Animal Clinic carries several lines of hypoallergenic foods that can have your pet feeling great in record time!