Chicken Jerky Treat Recall
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently warned consumers about an increased rate of pet illnesses associated with chicken jerky treats imported from China. Scientists are still working to uncover the cause, but dogs have exhibited symptoms of decreased activity, decreased appetite, vomiting and diarrhea. Some dogs have shown kidney damage and exhibit increased water consumption and increased urination. Although most recover, a few dogs have died.
The doctors and staff at Acequia Animal Hospital recommend that you DO NOT feed chicken jerky products to your dogs or cats until this problem is solved. If you notice any of the above symptoms, please give us a call and let us evaluate your furry family members.
Dietary Needs of Your Dog or Cat
Royal Canin has been a forerunner in nutritional research for over 40 years, and has developed an exclusive interactive Knowledge Pet™ to help you learn more about the unique physiological needs of 15 breeds of dogs and cats. You will also learn how the high-quality nutrients in Royal Canin Health Nutrition formulas address those needs. get started >
Injectable Heartworm Preventative
So You Don't Have to Remember to Give a Pill Once a Month
ProHeart 6 provides a unique option for heartworm prevention. It is a sustained release product that is administered by the veterinarian and provides 6 months of heartworm protection in a single injection. In addition, ProHeart 6 treats existing larval and adult hookworm infections caused by Ancylostoma caninum and Uncinaria stenocephala. It can be used in dogs six months of age and older to prevent heartworm disease (Dirofilaria immitis) for six full months. learn more >
Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy
Regenerative stem cell therapy uses cells in a dog’s own fat tissue to help regenerate cartilage and other tissues in addition to providing tremendous pain relief, essentially helping the body help itself.
This process requires a short general anesthesia to extract a small amount of fat from the body wall. The fat is then processed by a cell therapy laboratory. Two to three days after the surgery, pets are sedated for injection of the regenerative cells directly into the joints. Recent data indicates tremendous improvement in pain and function in dogs whose elbows, knees or hips have been injected.
Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about regenerative stem cell therapy for your pet. Visit the Vet-Stem website to learn more about the applications of regenerative stem cell therapy: www.vet-stem.com
Email questions to AcequiaAH@hotmail.com or call 505-898-1050 to schedule an appointment today!