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FEBRUARY IS DENTAL MONTH! 20% off of Dental Cleanings for Dogs and Cats! Call to schedule today!

Rumor has it, that Intercepter will not be put back on the market. With that being said, in high demand for a product like Intercepter we have added Heartgard Plus to our inventory . Heartgard prevents heartworm, roundworm, and hookworm infections in your dog. There is a mail-in rebate available until the end of December, Buy 12 doses and get 12 dollars back. Since fleas and ticks are still a major threat for your pets we have Revolution and Trifexis available in place of the Intercepter. Revolution for dogs prevents heartworm, fleas, ticks, mange, and ear mites. If you buy 6 tubes of Revolution you receive 2 tubes free and a 6-month Scaliber Collar for fleas and ticks, and if you buy 10 tubes of Revolution you receive 3 free tubes and 2- 6-month Scaliber Collars for fleas and ticks. Trifexis kills and prevents flea infestations, prevents heartworm disease, and treats and controls hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms. If you buy 6 months of Trifexis you receive 10% off, and if you buy 12 months you receive 12% off.


Please visit www.cochrantonanimalhospital.com to schedule an appointment or for any questions please call our hospital at 814-425-8311. Also, Please "LIKE" us on facebook for even more updates and to stay connected with your pet's veterinarian!

Is Your Pet Overweight?

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3 Ways to Get More Exercise with Your Pet

Exercise is a great way for both you and your pet to stay fit and healthy. Try one of these three exercises.

Fetch

It's been a dog favorite for centuries and still provides an excellent way for your pet to get a little exercise. Throwing the tennis ball repeatedly may build up the muscles in your arm, but won't do much for your cardiovascular system. Make the game more interesting and active by periodically running to other parts of your yard before throwing the ball or doing a few exercise while you wait for your pet to bring the ball back to you.

Agility Training

During agility classes, your dog navigates an obstacle course that features jumps and tunnels while you follow along and provide encouragement. It's an excellent way for both of you to get a little exercise and have some fun.

What About Cats?

It's a little harder to exercise with your cat but it can be done. Many cats enjoy a game of fetch as much as dogs do. If you have a fenced-in yard, try tossing your cat's favorite toy. Some cats enjoy a walk on a harness and leash. Training a cat to walk on a leash takes some time, but if your cat likes it, it's a simple way for both of you to keep your heart, bones and muscles strong.

Packing on the pounds is just as dangerous for your pet as it is for you. Being overweight or obese can lead to many of the same health problems whether you are a human, dog or cat. Luckily, with your help, your furry friend can easily lose that excess weight and enjoy a healthier, happier life with your help.

How Can I Tell if My Pet Weighs Too Much?

A thin layer of fat covers the ribs in fit dogs and cats. If your run your hand over your pet's body and cannot feel the ribs, your pet may be overweight. Whether you have a dog or cat, you should be able to see a noticeable waist when you stand over your pet.

How Much Food Does My Pet Need?

It's not always easy to determine how much food your pet needs, particularly if it behaves as if it’s starving between feedings. In most cases, your pet has just gotten into the habit of eating frequently and is not quite as hungry as it may seem. Not surprisingly, dogs and cats need drastically fewer calories than people. In fact, a 10-pound cat only needs 180 to 200 calories per day, while a 10-pound dog only needs 200 to 275 calories. Although these numbers apply to the average animal, some pets, such as kittens or puppies, may need a diet that's slightly higher in calories. Older, less active pets may benefit from a diet that's slighter lower in calories than the average.

What Health Problems Are Associated with Excess Weight in Pets?

Diabetes. Both dogs and cats can develop diabetes if they are overweight.

Arthritis. Excess pounds put considerable strain on your pet's joints and can eventually cause arthritis. If your pet seems to be in pain and moves stiffly, arthritis may be the problem.

Hip Dysplasia. If your dog suffers from hip dysplasia, obesity can worsen this painful condition.

Trouble Breathing. Excess fat in the chest and abdomen may make it difficult for the lungs and diaphragm to expand properly, leading to difficulty breathing.

Reduced Energy and Stamina. Those extra pounds require your pet's respiratory system, muscles and heart to work much harder, which can leave your furry friend feeling fatigued.

Coat Problems. Your pet may be more likely to suffer from skin conditions and infections if it is overweight. Skin and coat problems are more common in obese cats because they have trouble grooming themselves.

Increased Risk of Cancer. Adding a few pounds can make your chubby dog or cat more likely to develop cancer.

Decreased Lifespan. Pets that are overweight may have shorter lifespans.

What Can You Do About Your Pet's Weight?

A visit to your pet's veterinarian is the first step if you are concerned about your pet's weight. The vet will rule out any diseases or conditions that could cause weight gain, such as thyroid disease; recommend the best pet food for weight loss; and provide advice on the amount of food your pet should receive based on its age, breed and any health conditions. A healthy diet, combined with plenty of exercise, will help your pet shed weight in no time.

Concerned that your pet may be overweight? We can help your furry friend lose those extra pounds. Call us and schedule an appointment today.

Frontline is on sale for cats and dogs, Buy 3 Get 1 Free or Buy 6 Get 2 Free.

Revolution is on sale for cats and dogs, Buy 6 Get 2 Free or Buy 9 Get 3 Free.

Stop in today to get these deals!

Spring Flea and Tick Prevention SALE

*NEW PRODUCT*  SIMPARICA (Dogs) - Buy 6 doses, Get $15 mail-in rebate. Buy 12 doses, Get $35 mail-in rebate.

FRONTLINE (Cat/Dog) - Buy 3 Doses, Get 1 Free or Buy 6 doses, Get 2 Free.

VECTRA (DOGS) - Buy 3 Doses, Get 1 Free or Buy 6 doses, Get 3 Free.

SERESTO COLLARS (Cat/Dog) - $15 mail-in rebate.

REVOLUTION (Cat/Dog) - Buy 6 Get 2 Free, Buy 9 Get 3 Free.

BRAVECTO (Dogs) - Buy 2 doses get $15 mail-in rebate, Buy 4 doses get $35 mail-in rebate.

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