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January 2015

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Happy New Year to you and your family! We hope 2016 brings you many blessings. 
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February Dental Month
February is dental month at Suburban Animal Clinic! Over 70% of all dogs and cats have some form of dental disease. Similar to humans, animals need regular dental cleanings as well. Most pet owners do not brush or floss their pet's teeth, this causes tartar and plaque to build up quickly. This leads to gingivitis and cavities, which can be painful and cause bad breath due to the bacteria. Check out our blog post with 2 cases of dental disease. This February we will be offering a discount of $15.00 off all dental cleanings. Call us to schedule a cleaning for your pet's teeth in February to get the discount!

The Veterinary Oral Health Council has more information on cat and dog oral health, products they endorse and why dental cleanings are important. http://www.vohc.org/

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New Years Resolutions for Pet Owners

Here's a couple New Year's Resolutions for you and your pets to keep them happy and healthy:


1. Bring in cats and dogs for exams yearly when they are young and every 6 months when they become seniors.  The physical exam is the most effective diagnostic tool we have. It may also point to additional diagnostics if a disease process is suspected.


2. Resolve to exercise your dogs and cats. Most dogs love walks, playing with toys or balls and running around. Most cats will also play with toys, sometimes you have to find the right type for your cat. Some cats are more excited about chasing after mouse-type toys and some cats are more excited about chasing after bird-type toys. Cats and dogs play differently. Dogs may play for hours while cats may only play for 5-10 minutes at a time.


3. Don't ignore signs that your pet is not feeling well. Hiding, not wanting to play, decreases in appetite, vomiting, coughing, diarrhea, limping and changes in drinking/urinating are common signs of disease in our pets. Get your pet to the vet when you see any of these.


4. Give your animals lots of love and talk to them. You know how much your pets love the attention you can give them, try to give them some love every day!

Obesity in Our Pets
With the holidays and the New Year, many of us are thinking about our waist-lines. We should also be thinking about our canine and feline companion's body conditions. Obesity in our dogs and cats is on the rise. We can improve the human-animal bond by keeping our animals the appropriate weight. There are many resources available to pet owners to help with weight loss and an overweight pet. If you're concerned, ask about your pet's weight at your next exam.

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Thank you all for your patronage through 2015. We realize the highest  compliment  you can give us is to refer your  family  and friends to Suburban Animal Clinic. 
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We sell multiple products to help you keep your pet's teeth clean and to reduce plaque and tartar. We have a special Hill's dental diet, dental treats, rinses and toothbrushes and toothpastes. Stop by our clinic to see our selection and pick up the best product to help you keep your pet's teeth healthy.

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