Obesity is not only a growing problem for people in today's society, but also for their animals. Cascade Veterinary Hospital recognizes this issue and is taking steps to help their clients keep their pets healthy. One way that we do this is to educate our clients on proper portion control for their pets. A few extra pounds are not a great issue to a human but, to a small dog or cat they can hold huge health implications. Animals suffer from weight-related illnesses such as high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes as well as joint disabilities.
The staff at Cascade Veterinary Hospital also stresses the importance of not serving people food to animals. Animals do not possess the same digestive enzymes that humans do; therefore, they will suffer from gastrointestinal issues such as pain, spasms and diarrhea if eating foods such as grapes, chocolate, greens, and bones from cooked meat.
Cascade Veterinary Hospital carries a variety of foods that are formulated to help your pet get lean and healthy. We also carry foods for young animals with just the right nutrients for growing and foods for seniors that have the extra calcium and vitamins for aging bones and muscles. If you have a pet that suffers from food allergies, we offer hypoallergenic foods and treats as well as skin care products.