Our official clinic greeter, Moe, is shown here arrayed for the spring we all hope will soon arrive.
Cedar Pet Clinic Blog
A Dog’s Life: It’s good for teens, and adults, too.
An article from the Los Angeles Times, by Shari Roan. Summary.
Dog ownership appears to make teens more active, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Virginia.
They surveyed 618 pairs of adolescents and their parents living in the Twin Cities about the number of dogs in the home and how much time they spent physically active. About half of the teens also wore accelerometers – devices that measure activity – for one week.
Other studies show that adults who have dogs are more physically active, too. Even if people don’t walk their dogs regularly, just having a dog makes one more active because of chores such as getting up to feed the dog, letting it outside or cleaning up after it, the researchers said.
The study appears in the March issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Ever get a little overwhelmed when shopping for pet food? Pet food stores are stocked full of so many different brands and varieties that making a decision can be very difficult. Not to mention that each company says their food is better than all the rest! Dr. Noemi Plantz and certified technician Michelle Malsack recently attended an all-day conference about what goes into a pet food label and how to compare different types of pet food.
Below are some of the high points from what they learned. Please feel free to call Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo and speak with a doctor or technician about any questions you have regarding the foods you feed your pet.