It’s time once again to make New Year’s resolutions for yourself and your four-legged family members. If you’d like your pets to live long, healthy, comfortable lives, here are a few resolutions that will help: The easiest and least expensive way to prolong your pets’ lives is to maintain their normal body weight. Research in dogs shows that lean dogs live up to two years longer than dogs that are a bit overweight. To determine whether your pets are overweight, visit http://www.hillspet.com/weight-management/pet-weight-score.html. Resolve to schedule wellness exams at least once each year when your pets are young, and every six months when they are seven years and older. Regular wellness exams and lab work help identify problems before they become so severe that they affect health, comfort and longevity. During the wellness visits, we’ll vaccinate your pets to prevent common infectious diseases and recommend medications to keep them free of internal and external parasites. Inspect your home and yard for potential dangers, referring to this list: www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/a-poison-safe-home.aspx. These resolutions will help keep your pets healthy in 2013 and for many years to come.
We are very excited to welcome Betsy Gallagher from Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Betsy’s workshop is titled: How to Read a Pet Food Label (feel free to bring your labels with you!) Betsy Gallagher RD, LDN Betsy is a licensed, Registered Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She holds her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food science and her master’s degree in nutrition education. In 2000, Betsy was recognized in the “Top Docs for Women” issue of the “Philadelphia Magazine.” The same year Betsy decided to focus her expertise in companion animal nutrition and began working for Hills Pet Nutrition. With her background in the science of nutrition, Betsy’s goal is to help pet parents make educated choices when choosing a food for their pets. She feels that there is an overwhelming amount of misinformation that marketing firms are using to sell pet food products. Betsy believes that by focusing on the facts, and looking for the science to support health and marketing claims, we can better care for our pets’ nutritional needs. Betsy enjoys spending time with Mitzi, her (awesome) adopted Jack Russell terrier. She also enjoys horseback riding on her ranch and playing tennis with her husband and two children. All sessions take place Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bernville Veterinary Clinic, 7135 Bernville Road, Bernville, PA 19506 The workshops are FREE, but space is limited, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-488-0166
COME SEE OUR RENOVATED PET SPA & RESORT and TOUR THE CLINIC
Saturday June 23rd 2:00-4:00Meet the following: – Our entire staff including an “ASK THE VET” table – Pet Bereavement Counselor: Marianne Sharon – Willow Street Photography: the area’s leading animal photography studio – Watch our groomers demonstrating live throughout the afternoon – Learn about Fire Prevention & Pets from The Bernville Fire Department – ARL’s Grey Muzzle Foster Program for senior pets – Hill’s Pet Nutrition – The Animal Rescue League of Berks County
Everyone who attends get a FREE Overnight Stay Coupon at the Spa & Resort