At Eastridge Animal Hospital, we know that the animals in our lives serve many important roles and we understand the bond between you and your pet. We value the unconditional love and joy they provide. We believe in providing excellent veterinary care to your pets at an affordable price. We now provide cold laser therapy for those pets suffering from arthritic pain, fractures, post surgery pain, and more. If you are wondering if laser therapy will benefit your pet, please call and speak with a member of our staff.
Hi- it’s me, Salem, the holiday Lab.For most dogs this is a good time of the year. We like the cooler weather. However, for some of us older dogs fall can be painful. Cold, rainy days cause our arthritis to flare up. It’s the same as with our owners. You should see old Jer try to get around. What you have to understand is dogs and cats will never complain about our pain. It’s up to our owner to recognize the signs of pain. Watch for your pet to get up from sleeping more slowly. We hesitate to do stairs and jump into cars. We don’t walk as far as we used to. These are early signs of arthritis. It’s important to discuss this with your vet. The sooner we start to receive the treatment the longer our legs hold up. Arthritis is the biggest reason we lose our canine friend, so the earlier we get treated for arthritis, the longer and happier our lives are. I’m on three meds that make my days much more comfortable. This is the time of year that our owners sometimes make us sick while trying to be nice. Table foods are tasty, but be careful. Don’t give your pets heavily seasoned foods or fatty foods. Turkey is OK. Turkey skin or grease is not. Veggies are ok, but no onions, no gravy, no ham, and no bones. Make sure to remove ribbons, gift wrap, and strings before we eat them. You don’t want to be the one complaining how expensive surgery to remove these is. The cold and snow actually don’t bother dogs and cats. We just can’t stay out for long spells. We are as used to the comforts of home as our owners are. Please have a safe holiday – SalemP.S. I love rawhides for X-mas! Once again, thank you for reading.Salem
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