How Omega 3 Fatty Acids Benefit Pets 

Most human patients have heard of the healthful qualities associated with essential fatty acids, but it’s less well known how they can impact the lives of pets.

Omega-3 fatty acids are good fats found in salmon, mackerel, herring, halibut sardines and other cold-water fish. They are referred to as “essential” because pets (like us) need them, but are unable to naturally produce them. Instead, through supplementation, omega-3 fatty acids benefit pets in various – and important – ways. 

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What You Need to Know About Old Dog Disease 

If you have a senior pet, you probably worry a bit. It is no secret that older animals need extra care. One thing you probably don’t think much about is your pet’s inner ear – but perhaps you should! Old dog disease is a disorder of the inner ear and is a frequently diagnosed condition at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital

The symptoms of old dog disease can be similar to a stroke or other neurological issue, even to the point that pets are sometimes euthanized due to misdiagnosis. It’s important to be aware of what old dog disease looks like, and what to do about it.

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Why Does My Cat Have Greasy Fur?

Cats are known for their meticulous nature. We often see them spending hours grooming themselves from nose to tail and don’t often see them looking unkempt and dirty 

In fact at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital we are often suspicious that a cat who is less than well groomed may have other health issues going on. If you have ever wondered why your cat has greasy fur, there are a few possibilities.

Normal Grooming Behavior

The feline species is made to groom itself. Cats are strategically put together to be able to bend and reach places that us humans could never imagine. Their rough tongues and agile little paws also aid in the self-grooming process

Cats groom themselves to keep clean, but there are other reasons that they groom also. Regular grooming helps to:

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Your Golden Oldie: Caring for a Senior Pet

If you have ever had the pleasure of taking care of a senior pet, you can attest to just how appreciative they are of your love. 

Our senior pets often need a bit more attention and care, and they will love you wholly and unconditionally for it. That is because, many seniors are not given the time and attention as they age, especially when a more demanding younger pet is around. Seniors are often the low-key companion.

The team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital are all about senior pet love! We want to spotlight why they make a great new friend and the ins-and-outs of caring for a senior pet.

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