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Pet Vet Hospital and Wellness Center

Primary Location
510 S. Sullivan Rd
Spokane Valley, WA 99037
Phone: 509-928-7387
Fax: 509-922-1074

Office Hours

Day
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am7:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am7:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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Feeding Recommendations For the Health of Your Pet

How should I select the right food for my pet?

Current styles in advertising create pet food trends based on ingredients. Our primary concern is caring for your pet through proper nutrition. We understand that proper nutrition is derived from a balance of quality ingredients based on scientific research, not advertising. We can help you choose the right diet based on the pet’s breed, body type, environment, activity level and possible medical issues. We offer prescription foods as well as regular maintenance diets. Our team of educated professionals can answer your questions. Dietary requirements change as your pet ages. We can help you assess those changing needs. We give 100% guarantee on all our foods. Anytime a pet does not like their food for any reason you may return it for a full refund.

How much should I feed my pet?

First look on your pet’s food packaging. Different manufactures will often tell you how much to feed your pet. Those standardized guidelines are based on an active, unsterilized pet. Therefore you should never exceed those recommendations. Your own cat or dog requirements may vary by up to 25%. Part of our preventative care exam is to score the body condition of your pet and help give you specific recommendations on a semi-annual basis. Diets higher in nutrients usually require feeding less quantity. Do not look at the price per pound but consider the price per feeding.

How often should I feed my pet?

  • Puppies & kittens: feed 4-6 times each day
  • At 50% full grown: feed 3 meals each day
  • Adult dog & cat: feed about twice each day

How should I feed my pet?

• No Free feeding (pouring unmeasured amount of food into a bowl to be freely consumed throughout the day). Free feeding is not recommended as this allows the pet access to excessive amounts of food. Over-consumption is one of the key contributing factors to obesity.

• Portion control feedings is the best method to feed a pet. Measure the food daily. We can provide you with a free measuring cup.

• Always try to feed at approximately the same time and in the same location every day as this will help the pet keep normal elimination habits and avoid accidents

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Does it matter how I store my pet’s food?
You want to store your dog or cats food so it maintains its freshness. Don’t buy more food than your dog or cat can eat prior to that “best by” date. If you have one tiny dog, don’t buy a 40-pound bag of food.
Store the food in a cool, dry place. It’s best to put the pet food in a storage bin you can seal closed.
Any food left uneaten each day should be thrown out and the bowl should be cleaned. Any wet food can be kept covered in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Treats Should Be A Treat

Treats should be limited to less than 10% of the daily caloric requirements (and the amount of the food each day should be reduced by 10%).


 

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No:

Grapes and raisins - contain chemical compounds that are toxic to dogs

Garlic and onions –(both have chemical properties that can be toxic, and even life threatening to dogs and cats)

Tomatoes

Avocado

Mushrooms – particularly wild mushrooms

Fruits with pits, such as peaches, cherries, and plums – (in some cases the pit can be toxic, or can simply present a choking hazard)

Nuts – particularly macadamia nuts, which are toxic to pets

Chocolate- Is toxic and should never be given

Yes:

Apples - without seeds or core (apple seeds contain chemical     compounds that are poisonous to animals)

Low Fat String Cheese (cut into small pieces)

Blueberries

Strawberries

Watermelon - without seeds

Frozen bananas

Green beans

Carrots - raw or cooked

Sweet potato

Squash, zucchini

Lettuce

Spinach

Popcorn - unsalted and unbuttered

Catnip or cat grass

Office Hours

Day
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am7:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am7:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed

Meet our team

Meet The Team Dr. Clark attended BYU Idaho (Rick's College) and later received a Bachelor of Sciences in Microbiology from the University of Idaho. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University. He has a special interest in advanced dentistry and is a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society. His dad, Chad Clark, DVM was his role model. It was working with his Veterinarian father that he learned to serve others and care for animals. After graduation he worked with his father doing mixed animals (large and small) for 8 years. Read More

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510 S. Sullivan Rd
Spokane Valley, WA 99037
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  • Fax: 509-922-1074
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