According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), an estimated 52.7% of US dogs and an estimated 57.9% of US cats are overweight or obese1. Many owners are unaware or in denial that their pet is carrying a few extra pounds that can be harmful to the quality and longevity of the pet’s life.
The days are getting shorter, the nights longer, and the weather colder. Colder weather means animals looking for shelter to protect themselves from the chilly winds, snow, sleet, and rain. Outdoor animals, when lacking proper shelter, can utilize our vehicles to keep warm and safe. Before getting in your car, check all the tire wells
It is a common misconception that indoor pets, especially cats, do not need to be placed on heartworm preventative. If you have ever swatted at or been bit by a mosquito in your home, then your pets are at risk of contracting the disease. Here at VMC we recommend starting puppies and kittens on heartworm