SEPTEMBER is National Cholesteral Education Month

This is a good time to discuss your pet's possible cholesterol problems and to get your pet's
blood cholesterol checked.  It is also a good time to learn what steps you can take to help lower
your pet's cholesterol if it is high. National Cholesterol Education Month is also a good time to
learn about lipid profiles and about food and lifestyle choices that can help you reach cholesterol

High blood cholesterol affects over 65 million Americans. It is a serious condition that increases
the risk for heart disease. The higher your cholesterol level, the greater the risk. You can have
high cholesterol and not know it. Lowering cholesterol levels that are too high lessens the risk for
developing heart disease and reduces the chance of having a heart attack or dying of heart
disease.  These facts are about humans, but also apply to animals. Dogs, in particularly, are
susceptible to high cholesterol and all the unwanted secondary side-effects, like clogged arteries,
heart disease, heart failure, etc.

Fortunately for us, keeping our pets healthy is frequently easier than keeping ourselves healthy.
Purina has performed many studies and have many different diets to help us keep our pets from
developing hypercholesterolenemia. There is a special weight loss diet that also helps to reduce
cholesterol in overweight patients called OM.  You can follow the link below to see what Purina
can offer you and your pet.

If you are concerned about your pets health, then please give us a call to schedule an
appointment today at 972-722-0066.
If you are interested in health insurance for your loved one, the American Veterinary Medical Association
recommends Veterinary Pet Insurance.  You can also call 800-USA-PETS.
We offer an on-line pharmacy for all your needs. If you have trouble getting to the hospital during our
regular hours, you can buy your prescription on-line and have it shipped to your home!
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