Putting a Healthy Spin on the Spoiling: Health Focused Ways to Pamper Your Pet

A pampered pet pug near a lake with its owner. The pug is wearing a red sweater and its owner is wearing a blue hat and yellow jacket.

When you think about spoiling your pet, what comes to mind first? If you are like most people, you probably thought of treats or toys. Those are always great ways to indulge your pet, but sometimes we rely too heavily on them. In fact, with the higher rates of pet obesity, our old standby of goodies may not be the best way to go. 

There are several healthy ways to pamper your pet that will be better for them in the long run. Your team at BEEVET Animal Hospital offers up some of the healthiest ideas for your best friend.

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Pet Diabetes: How To Help Your Pet

If your pet has been diagnosed with diabetes, you’re not alone. Pet diabetes is one of the most common pet health conditions today, with 1 in 300 dogs and 1 in 231 cats being affected. And although older pets are more commonly affected, diabetes can also occur in younger pets and pregnant pets.

As with all health conditions, early detection and appropriate ongoing management are key to better outcomes for your pet. Although pet diabetes can seem overwhelming, with careful monitoring, daily treatment, proper nutrition, and regular exercise, diabetic pets can still lead long, healthy, and happy lives. 

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This Spring, Fight Pet Obesity and Get Active!

If you’ve noticed more people jogging, riding bikes, or simply walking around town, there’s a good reason: it’s spring! This is the best time to get moving and shave off some of those unnecessary pounds brought on by all the winter goodies. Before it gets too hot, we encourage all pet owners take advantage of the beautiful weather and longer days.

Picking up the pace this spring is not only great for your pet’s mental and physical health, but helps prevent obesity.

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The Best of Both Worlds: How to Engage Your Indoor Cat

engage your indoor catIndoor cats have a pretty good life. They’re safe from the elements and are protected from neighborhood predators and pesky cars. Still, the indoor cat life can be a bit…shall we say, boring? Of course, your cat loves to be with you, but our indoor kitties get far less activity than their outdoor counterparts.

Your cat’s health can actually be impacted by a lack of activity. Obesity, lack of social interaction, and overlooked health issues can all be side effects of an indoor lifestyle. With that in mind, your friends at BEEVET Animal Hospital want to provide some ideas for how to engage your indoor cat.

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Exercise for Pets: Starting the New Year off on the Right Paw

Many of us include “lose weight” on our list of new year’s resolutions, but what about our pets? If your tabby is getting tubby, your Pomeranian getting plump, or your beagle getting beefy, you’ve come to the right place. Exercise for pets isn’t only important for weight loss, it’s also a vital component of a happy life!

Your friends at BEEVET want to help you make 2017 the best year yet for your pet, and our simple and effective ideas for pet weight loss can get you started.

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