Recently veterinary cardiologists have begun to see an increase in DCM cases, both in dogs traditionally predisposed to DCM, as well as breeds not typically associated with DCM, such as small and mixed breed dogs. It soon became apparent that there was a nutritional correlation between these cases and the FDA, along with board certified veterinarians, began to study what is now being termed “Diet-Associated DCM”.
When it comes to taking good care of you pet, there’s no way around it, the bulk of the work is done by you, the pet owner. Regular veterinary care plays an important role in recognizing and preventing various diseases, but good husbandry (the care and keeping of animals) is essential in keeping your pet in tip-top shape.
Summer in New England is such a wonderful time of year but it does come with some potential hazards for our furry family members. To beat the heat and still enjoy the sunshine with your pets, here are some helpful tips:
Regular wellness visits, also known as check-ups, are one of the most important steps in keeping your pet happy and healthy. Ben Franklin was absolutely right when he said that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”; it’s much easier to prevent disease than it is to treat it, and much less expensive, too!