Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Eat Your Vegetables

Vegetables and fruit can be a great way to reward your dog! Instead of reaching for the high fat treats, think fresh.  There are so many different low-fat food items that we all enjoy everyday that are just as appealing to our four-legged friends. But please remember, not all fruits and vegetables are safe for them, in fact some can even seriously harm them.
Below is a great list of safe fresh treats to let your pet sample. Remember to wash the items to remove any pesticides, and go slow, one is great but overdoing any item could cause dietary issues such as diarrhea.

Safe Fruits for Dogs:
Apples: remove the seeds and core (small traces of cyanide in pit so do avoid) can be gassy
Bananas: high sugar so limit amount
Watermelon: remove the rind and seeds to prevent blockages
Strawberries: high in sugar so limit amount
Oranges: peel removed along with seeds
Blueberries: super food rich in antioxidants
Pineapple: a few chunks but sweet, remove prickly outside
Pear: remove seeds and core (small traces of cyanide in pit so do avoid)
Peaches: remove pit (small traces of cyanide in pit so do avoid)
Mango: remove the pit (small traces of cyanide in pit so do avoid)

Safe Vegetables for Dogs:
Carrots: and great for teeth
Beans: right out of the garden!
Broccoli: only the stems
Cucumbers: low fat and boost energy levels
Celery: healthy heart and might even fight cancer
Potatoes: boiled and cubed
Sweet Potato: high fiber and vitamins washed, cooked and cubed

Avoid at all Cost:
Avocado
Grapes and Raisins
Tomato
Onions
Cherries

Just remember, treats in moderation! Some every now and then. Make sure you have a good dental hygiene regime already in place for your pets teeth. Brushing or rinsing once a day can help keep those chompers healthy, shiny and bright!

Tata for now
Oli


Thursday, May 7, 2015

SACNH has a New Hospital!



Wow it has been a long time! Apologize for the hiatus……so many changes to life recently. Hard to keep track.
My mom and dad merged SAVES (24hr ER/Critical Care hospital) with Intown Veterinary Group(IVG). Why might you ask? Well the hospital has grown up over the last 5 years and mom and dad wanted to give SAVES the very best chance to really become all it could be and more. IVG will provide that opportunity. Between staff education, increased services in specialty and greater access to state of the art diagnostics and highly trained professionals, SAVES will continue to provide our community with top notch care and many more treatment options!


Stonecliff Animal Clinic of N.H. (SACNH) has moved out of the 63 Evans Drive Building that is home to SAVES. With the incredible growth of both hospitals, and sharing of facility, it was time for SACNH to move into their own hospital. My parents wanted to provide an incredible experience for our clients and their pets and I think they have succeeded. SACNH is now located in a brand new hospital at 227 Mechanic Street, Lebanon, N.H. Just one exit up on I-89 (exit 19), SACNH has their mind set on providing the community with a general veterinary practice that stands apart from all the rest. They have created an atmosphere that is so nice to visit for pets and their owners. And best news ever, I AM THERE!


So stay tuned for Open House announcements in the very near future.
Tata for now
Oliver