5 Ways to Stay Active with Your Pet All Year

Although the frigid temperatures in Billings are an excellent excuse to stay cozy on the couch under a mound of blankets, an inactive season can mean your pet packs on too many pounds. Obesity is a serious condition in pets, with more than half the U.S. pet population overweight or obese. Without regular physical activity, [...]

No Place Like Home: Holiday Pet Safety

First, allow us to wish you and your family a happy holiday season! Your to-do list is probably overflowing, but hopefully, you’re able to sneak in some quality time with your best furry friend. After all, without extra time and attention, your pet could easily find – or fall into – trouble. Don’t worry, with [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:26:17+00:00November 21st, 2016|Exercise Nutrition & Obesity, Pet-Friendly Holidays|Comments Off on No Place Like Home: Holiday Pet Safety

Scrapping Table Scraps: A Guide to Avoiding Pet Pancreatitis

After indulging in a chocolate cronut or an extra helping of mashed potatoes, most of us can just reach for some green papaya capsules or an antacid if we’re feeling uncomfortable. Luckily, many people can embrace a rich, delicious treat now and then without major repercussions. But can the same be said for your four-legged [...]

The Billings Animal Family Hospital Guide To Healthy Treats

The word “treat” is not generally synonymous with “healthy”. Most treats for pets, and for people, come in packages and are laden with fat, salt, and sugar. All pets love prepackaged treats, but did you know that most enjoy fruits and vegetables too? Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, certain properly prepared fruits, veggies, and [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:28:06+00:00October 1st, 2015|Exercise Nutrition & Obesity|Comments Off on The Billings Animal Family Hospital Guide To Healthy Treats

The Best In Summer Fitness For Your Pet

Whether you have an interest in getting ready for the popular winter sport of skijoring, or you simply want to get outside in the summer sunshine, you and your pet are in for a special treat this summer. Billings – and all of Montana – has some pretty spectacular outdoor opportunities for everyone, and our [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:28:33+00:00June 22nd, 2015|Exercise Nutrition & Obesity, Seasonal Pet Care|Comments Off on The Best In Summer Fitness For Your Pet

The Perils of Pet Obesity

Americans have come to view pudgy pets as cute and funny. The reality is, though, that pets who are overweight are unhealthy. Extra fat carries health risks for animals as well humans. Recognizing when a beloved pet is overweight and understanding the seriousness of the problem is a vital part of responsible pet ownership. [...]

By |2019-01-14T06:31:33+00:00January 20th, 2015|Exercise Nutrition & Obesity, Pet Health & Wellness|Comments Off on The Perils of Pet Obesity
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