Dec 22 2015

Don’t change that food!

It seems to me that during December, the holiday season, the problem escalates. There are many traditional holiday treats around as well as tasty new items. Often the temperature drops and the ground becomes frozen and people begin to feed the native birds. The birds leave behind unused seed as well as a mess to clean up. Rabbits frolic in our yards leaving behind an ever present reminder of their existence. Our canine friends and sometimes our feline friends find these new items delectable. Eating too many bad things can lead to some vomiting and diarrhea. If this happens usually the best thing to do is make sure your pet stops eating these things and call Kirkwood Animal Hospital. Do not change your pet’s diet. That’s right….leave the diet alone. You have probably invested a good amount of time into deciding what to feed your pet. Hill’s Science Diet, Purina Pro Plan, Iams and Eukanuba are the best foods on the planet. They likely did not cause the vomiting/diarrhea problem. Changing the diet can make it difficult for your veterinarian to know what is going on with your pet, changing the diet can lead to vomiting and diarrhea, changing the diet can lead to food allergy problems. Call us we can help you get through this.

James K. Schuessler D.V.M., diplomat A.B.V.P.

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