Best  Pet  Care  List  D C H S2011
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  • 1. TOP 10 “BEST PET CARE” LIST 2011
    Dr Ken Lambrecht
    Owner & Medical Director WFPC
    Rehab & Ideal Weight Director 4 Paws
    Presented at the Dane County Humane Society
    April 30th, 2011
    klambdvm@westsidefamilypet.com
  • 2. Our pet loving team!
  • 3. #1 Nutrition as therapy /prevention
  • 4. BENEFITS/DETAILS
    • Dental, kidney, liver disease, obesity, pancreatitis, osteoarthritis and bladder stones can all be directly treated or prevented by nutritional therapy
    • 5. Nutritional therapy = Rx foods & evidence based supplements
    • 6. Prevention/Wellness info is emerging
    Read more at www.westsidefamilypet.com
  • 7. #2 Preventative Benefits of probiotics/prebiotics
  • 8. Benefits/DETAILS:
    Prevention of urinary infections, support of the immune system, and bowel disorders like IBD is now well supported
    Parallels human integrative care
    Dose & quality control are critical
    Read more at westsidefamilypet.com or see handout
  • 9. #3 Ideal Weight
  • 10. Pets that are ideal weight feel better, LIVE AN AVERAGE OF 15% LONGER, and have fewer health problems.
    3rd Annual "Pets Reducing for Rescues" Ideal Weight Contest and Pet Nutrition Open House
    57 contestants (over 30 in our fitness category = Iron Dogs (those just slightly over their ideal weight). Biggest 4 Pawed Losers, & Biggest Feline Losers too!
    Benefits/DETAILS:
    $2500 in prizes awarded and $692 raised for local rescues! details
  • 11. #4 Breed specific wellness
  • 12. BENEFITS/DETAILS
    Taking preventative steps to prevent typical problems in each breed (over 225 different breeds!) is state of the art wellness.
    The top 3 breed specific wellness programs for the top 20 breeds in our practice are mixed breeds. (DNA testing can detect genetic/breed makeup)
    Read more
  • 13. Labrador Retriever Breed Specific Wellness Plan
  • 14. # 5 Senior Wellness Breakthroughs
  • 15. cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) (15%)
    & Osteoarthritis (20%) breakthroughs top the list.
    First Senior Wellness Fair in October 2010
    (will be an annual event!)
    Benefits/DETAILS:
  • 16. #6 Year-round Total Parasite Prevention (Ticks, fleas, roundworms & heartworms)
  • 17. Benefits/DETAILS
    indoor only pets get heartworm disease and can get internal parasites (including roundworms & hookworms) from indoor insects, potting soil, etc
    to help prevent disease transmission in both pets & people (roundworms in children)
    read more http://www.petsandparasites.org
  • 18. #7 Totally practical dental homecare
  • 19. super easy and effective pet dental homecare products
    easier and more cost effective than ever to prevent dental pain, discomfort, and large veterinary dentistry bills!
    Dental homecare = simple tooth brushing tricks, VOHC pet foods & treats, water additives, and 1/X week plaque preventative.
    BENEFITS/DETAiLS
    Read more at http://www.vohc.org
  • 20. #8 Preventing internal disease & saving teeth by professional teeth cleaning
  • 21. BENEFITS/DETAILS
    Just like in people, diabetes, pancreatitis, and heart disease can be caused by periodontal disease.
    a 12 step comprehensive dental cleaning in a timely manner can prevent these diseases
    Dental x-rays are vital just like in people
    See more at westsidefamilypet.com
  • 22. #9 Rehab & pain relief
  • 23. There are some exciting new pain relief modalities in pets beyond wt loss & nutrition
    The use of a "cold" or therapeutic laser, therapeutic massage, and UWTM.
    "dorsal horn drugs" like amantadine & gabapentin will help many pets
    Regenerative Medicine = Adipose Progenitor Cells (fat derived stem cells) & Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
    Benefits/DETAILS
    Read more at 4PawsSwim.com
  • 24. Insert OA pyramid
  • 25. #10 Evidence based Joint Foods & Supplements
  • 26. Benefits/details
    There has been a virtual explosion in nutritional/supplemental treatment to help arthritis patients.
    3 of the top 4 Rx food companies (Purina, Royal Canin & Hills) produce foods that contain anti-inflammatory doses (20mg/lb daily) of EPA (fish oil).
    Nutramax & VetriScience (makers of DASUquin & Glycoflex respectively) produce proven joint supplements.
    See handout at westsidefamilypet.com
  • 27. Thanks for your attention!
    Questions???