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Tuesday, June 27 2017
Posted by: Dr Barry Neichin, DVM AT 09:54 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, April 26 2017
How to Choose Healthy Food for Your Pet

Understanding Pet Food Labels

The key to choosing healthy food for your pet is understanding the labels on pet food. Many of claims on pet food packaging can be confusing. What does "All Natural" or "Real Chicken Flavor" actually mean? Protein in pet food can come from a variety of sources including scraps and by-products left over from meat processing. An expensive bag of "gourmet" dog food could actually contain chicken feet as it's protein source.

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) establishes a national standard for ingredients, definitions, and nutrient levels, but they have no enforcement authority. What this means is that the AAFCO doesn't regulate pet food, but it does provide the standards for what goes on pet food labels. 

If you want to choose the healthiest food for your pet, 
then you'll need to understand the pet food labels.

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Posted by: Dr Barry Neichin, DVM AT 02:22 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, March 01 2016

How to clean your dogs ears 

Cleaning your dog's ears is an important part of routine grooming for your pet. Keeping your dog's ears clean will minimize infection and excess wax buildup.  I show you step by step in the video how to correctly clean your dog's ears. I also provide the signs of infection that you need to watch for. 

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Posted by: Barry Neichin, DVM AT 10:09 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, March 27 2015

Why should I make my pet work for its food?

Most animals are genetically wired to spend a certain amount of time on activities that meet their requirements for survival. For most domestic pets, particularly dogs and cats, these requirements include opportunities to play, explore their environment, rest, socialize, acquire and eat food, and eliminate. Normally, opportunities for sexual activity and the ability to defend oneself from competitors or predators would also be survival requirements, but in the average family setting, these needs are not an issue.

Because food is one of the most basic necessities of life, each species must be programmed with or learn the appropriate skills in order to obtain food. To be successful, the animal must use a combination of genetics and observation of other members of their species to learn successful strategies for finding, catching and killing of live prey. Not only is food a motivating factor when the pet is hungry, but the acquisition of food is an activity that generally requires the expenditure of time and effort, and the use of both mental and physical skills.

"Acquisition of food is an activity that generally requires the expenditure of time and effort and the use of both mental and physical skills."

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Posted by: Dr. Barry Neichin, DVM AT 08:44 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, March 03 2015
Importance of Annual Blood Tests for Pets

Blood Analysis - A vital tool for screening out disease.

Even pets that appear happy and healthy can have hidden medical problems that might grow serious, even life-threatening, if left undetected. Blood tests are essential for identifying diseases at the earliest most treatable stage possible. Read more...
 

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Thursday, June 06 2013

Providing preventative health care for your cat will allow your cat to live a longer more comfortable life. However, that can't happen unless you are able to bring your cat in for the wellness exams and preventative care that it needs. Taking your cat to the veterinarian can be stressful for both of you. To your cat, the process of entering an unfamiliar carrier, a scary car ride, a strange waiting room and then an examination can all be very stressful. Read more...

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Dr. Barry Neichin

Dr. Barry Neichin
Chief of Staff
ABC Veterinary Hospital
San Marcos CA

When he's not busy with his duties at the hospital, Dr. Neichin can be found outside, either on the trails hiking and camping or in the water snorkeling and skin diving, as well as spending time with his two children. His family also includes Tonka, a Golden Retriever; Leo, a miniature Golden Doodle; Cosmo, a Siamese, and Ruffles, a rabbit.
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