Gastrointestinal problems are one of the top 10 reasons pet owners take their dogs to a veterinarian, according to a recent report.
With so many petfood options in the retail setting, it's often difficult for owners to discern which petfood to purchase, especially when advice may be coming from those without a veterinary background, said Davinne Glenn, DVM, co-owner of Veterinary Center of Liberty in Missouri, USA. It's important for owners to know about the role of petfood in Gastrointestinal health and for veterinarians to educate owners.
Some Gastrointestinal conditions include:
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.