Understanding Pet Obesity with your Alexandria Veterinarian

It is estimated that 54 percent of pet dogs and cats in America are overweight of obese. Carrying excess weight is just as unhealthy for a pet as it is for a human. Luckily, there are ways that you can help your pet shed the pounds and return to a healthy, normal weight. Health Problems Pets that are overweight or obese are prone to joint problems. Hips and stifles are the most commonly affected. Pet obesity affects internal organs like the heart. It’s important to understand that even being two pounds overweight can negatively impact your pet’s health and wellness. Causes There is one simple reason that pets gain weight: They eat too much. Pet parents don’t like to think that they are overfeeding their pets but, if your pet is heavy, chances...

The Truth About the Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program

   I believe that is best to approach the “truth” about the Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program by describing some general “un-truths” that exist in the      weight control arena.  Here are some of these “un-truths”: There exists a “magic pill” that will help you lose weight without changing any of your current eating behaviors.    There are books that contain the true “secret” to long-term weight loss.    There are “diets” that allow you to eat all the foods you desire to, yet you can still lose weight.    Some physician, person or expert has the answer to the obesity epidemic in our country.  These “un-truths” pervade late night infomercials, talk shows hosted by TV “doctors” and internet...

How To Brush Your Dog’s Teeth – Alexandria VA Animal Hospital

Don’t overlook your dog’s dental care. Canine dental care is an essential component to your pet’s health because dental disease can lead to other serious health concerns like kidney and heart disease. While many of our Hollin Hall Animal Hospital customers want to promote clean teeth for their loved ones,  a common question is, How do I brush my dog’s teeth? No one said it would be easy, but here is a video to help answer that question and hopefully give you some helpful tips.   About the Author Dr. Holly Gill is an experienced veterinarian in Alexandria, Virginia. Connect with Dr. Gill on...

Dog & Cat Dental Care – Essential Components to your Pet’s Health

Dog & Cat Dental Care – Essential Components to your Pet’s Health

Dental care is an essential component to your pet’s health because dental disease can lead to other serious health concerns like kidney and heart disease. Veterinarians today offer a full range of pet dental services to keep your pet’s mouth, gums and teeth healthy and strong. Routine veterinarian dentistry examinations include cleaning and polishing to remove plaque that can cause gingivitis, tooth loss and receding gums. During the examination, veterinarians will check your pet’s mouth for signs of other dental diseases like swollen gums, proliferating gum disease, distemper, tumors, salivary cysts and periodontal disease. Dental X-rays are a integral part of many veterinarian practices and help them to evaluate your pet’s oral health and...

Pet Dentistry – Veterinarian Dental Care – Alexandria VA

Dental care is an essential component to your pet’s health because dental disease can lead to other serious health concerns like kidney and heart disease. At Hollin Hall Animal Hospital, we offer a full range of pet dental services to keep your pet’s mouth, gums and teeth healthy and strong. Our routine examinations include cleaning and polishing to remove plaque that can cause gingivitis, tooth loss and receding gums. During the examination, we will check your pet’s mouth for signs of other dental diseases like swollen gums, proliferating gum disease, distemper, tumors, salivary cysts and periodontal disease. Dental X-rays are a integral part of our practice and help us evaluate your pet’s oral health and diagnose a range of issues. More...

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