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Diabetes in Dogs & Cats
Diabetes Mellitus is the clinical name for sugar diabetes. Its a condition that affects the concentration of sugar in your pets blood. Diabetes results when a dog or cats body doesnt make enough insulin or doesnt process insulin properly. Insulin affects how your cat or dogs body uses food.
Diagnosis and Detection
Diabetes can affect your pet(s) behavior. Its important that your pet be thoroughly examined by a veterinarian annually.
**If any of these statements describes your pet, speak with your veterinarian about the possibility of diabetes:
· Drinks more water than usual.
· Urinates more frequently, produces more urine per day, or has accidents indoors.
· Always acts hungry, but maintains or loses weight.
· Cloudy eyes.
Managing Diabetes and Exercise
The diabetic pets diet and exercise needs to be consistently regulated to avoid sudden changes in energy (glucose) requirements. Your pet(s) should be fed the same diet every day, at the same time. A diabetic pets diet usually includes a source of quality protein, in addition to complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber to help slow absorption of glucose from the digestive system. Activity affects your pets blood glucose concentrations.
Successful diabetes management means your pet can lead a happy, healthy, active life!
Check out www.petdiabetesmonth.com for more helpful resources
ANNUAL PET FOOD DRIVEEvery holiday season, thousands of pets are surrendered to our local shelters. Shirley Veterinary Hospital is teaming up with Iams to help Brookhaven Animal Shelter feed these pets while they wait for their new homes. We are also participating in Iams' Home for the Holidays. Help us feed these needy pets. Donations are now being accepted at our hospital. Follow Our Links, visit us on Facebook, or call us at (631)281-8820 for more information.
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OBESITY IN CATS Dr. Rebecca Remillard Nutrition OVERVIEW Obesity is defined as the excessive accumulation of body fat. At least 25 percent of all cats are considered obese or are likely to become obese. It is the most common nutrition-related health condition in cats in our society. The primary causes of obesity are overeating and lack of exercise. When regular caloric intake exceeds the energy burned, the excess is stored as fat.
Shirley Veterinary Hospital is a full-service companion animal veterinary medical facility, located in Shirley, NY. The professional, courteous staff at Shirley Veterinary Hospital are commited to providing quality medical care, surgical care and dental care throughout the life of our highly-valued patients. Our services and facilities are designed to promote responsible pet ownership, routine preventative health care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime; and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Shirley Veterinary Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Shirley, NY and surrounding areas. We understand the special role our patients play within the family and are dedicated to becoming partners in their healthcare. We treat our patients as we would our own pets. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner. Please take a moment to contact our veterinary practice today. Ask our staff for more information about how Shirley Veterinary Hospital can better serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
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Our Reception Area is designed to accommodate our growing practice. Our knowledgeable Receptionists are always available to address any questions, problems, or concerns for our patients and their owners.
The Dental and Treatment Area provides our technicans with the means to safely and quickly care for our patients, both in-house and out-patient. Our facility is fully equipped to take Dental X-Rays, which enable the vets to more accurately analyze our patients' dental health.
Our state-of-the-art Laboratory allows our staff to process bloodwork, urine, and fecal samples on-site to quickly provide accurate diagnosis for our patients.
Our Surgey Ward provides our patients undergoing procedures with a safe, sterile environment.
Our Hospital Area houses our in-hospital cases, and also serves as the recovery area for our surgery patients. These patients have instant access to our technichian staff to attend to their needs during their stay.
Our new Consultation Room provides a warm, comfortable place to meet with your pet's healthcare team during long-term hospital stays.This room is also equipped with special Opthalmic tools to aid our veterinarians with diagnosing and treating eye conditions.
Exam Room #1 is used primarily to see our smaller companion animals.
Exam Room #2 is versatile in that any size patient can be accommodated. This room is used for both cats and dogs.