Archive - October 2014

Happy National Pet Obesity Awareness Day!

What is obesity?

Obesity is a nutritional disease that can have a detrimental impact on your pet’s health. It can take up to two years off your pet’s life. Obesity is defined by an excess of body fat. When pets are overfed, lack exercise or have a tendency to retain weight, they are at most risk of being obese. Obesity can affect multiple areas of the body, including bones and joints, the digestive organs, and the organs responsible for breathing. Obesity occurs most often in middle-aged, neutered and indoors pets.

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Allivet’s Horse Vaccine Guide

Core vaccines are those that protect your horse against diseases that are endemic to a region, are virulent/highly contagious, pose a risk of severe disease, those having potential public health significance, and/or are required by law. Core horse vaccines have clearly demonstrable efficacy and safety, with a high enough level of patient benefit and low enough level of risk to justify their use in all horses. These include Tetanus, Eastern/Western/Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE, WEE, VEE), West Nile Virus (WNV), and Rabies.

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