Pets In Need Blog

February 8, 2017

The Importance of Pet Oral Health

By Dr. Jack Walkenhorst

February 9, 2017

If your pet has consistent bad breath it should not be ignored. Bad breath is one sign of poor oral health, which can have consequences beyond a few stinky kisses. Our pet’s dental hygiene can affect everything from their breath to their long-term health. In conjunction with National Pet Dental Month, Pets In Need veterinarian and board member, Dr. Jack Walkenhorst discusses the importance of pet dental health.

January 17, 2017

Keeping Your Pet Safe This Winter

By Dr. Jack Walkenhorst

January 18, 2017

It’s a common misconception that our pets are naturally equipped to survive the cold winter months. But the fact is, winter can actually be a quite dangerous season if we don’t take proper precautions to protect our animals. Pets In Need veterinarian and board member, Dr. Jack Walkenhorst discusses winter season hazards for your pets to avoid.

December 6, 2016

Dangers to Pets During the Holiday Season

By Dr. Jack Walkenhorst

December 7, 2016

While the holidays are often called ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ they can actually be the most dangerous time of the year for our pets. With the holiday season in full-swing, Veterinarian and Pets In Need volunteer board member, Dr. Jack Walkenhorst discusses holiday hazards for your pets to avoid. 

November 1, 2016

National Diabetes Month

By Dr. Jack Walkenhorst

November 2, 2016

Although diabetes is a well-known disease, many pet owners don’t realize it’s not only prevalent in humans, but in our pets too. Raising awareness of diabetes in pets is especially important because although it’s not curable, the disease is more manageable the earlier it’s diagnosed. In support of National Pet Diabetes month this November, Veterinarian and Pets In Need volunteer board member, Dr. Jack Walkenhorst, discusses the signs, symptoms and management of pet diabetes.

October 12, 2016

Pet Obesity Awareness Day

By Dr. Jack Walkenhorst

October 12, 2016

Obesity is a prevalent finding in our fur babies, which can significantly affect their overall health. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than half of cats and dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. What’s worse is that many pet owners are unaware of the problem; with 22% of dog owners and 15% of cat owners saying their pet's weight was normal when it was actually overweight or obese.

In honor of Pet Obesity Awareness Day, Veterinarian and Pets In Need volunteer board member, Dr. Jack Walkenhorst, discusses pet obesity and shares tips for pet owners to recognize, prevent and treat obesity, before it’s too late.