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Hills Introduces New Diets for Cats eating C/D and Dogs eating J/D

Metabolic plus mobility

Hills Metabolic Diet

Several years ago, Hills Pet Food introduced a new food called Metabolic Diet.  This food works with your pet’s metabolism to facilitate weight loss and help your pet feel full and satisified in between meals.  This diet has helped many cats and dogs that were having difficulty losing weight with traditional weight loss programs.

New Diets

This year, Hills combined the benefits of the Metabolic Diet with the ingredients in Feline C/D and Canine J/D diets.  The new diet combinations are called Feline Metabolic + Urinary and Canine Metabolic + Mobility.

 

To keep clients informed on how these new diets may benefit your pet, we've provided the information below to help understand the current diet your pet may be on and which situations we're recommending patients move to the new diets. Please consult with one of our veterinarians with any additional questions you may have.

 

Cats on C/D

Hills C/D food is incredibly effective in preventing urinary crystals and treating lower urinary tract disease.  C/D food has helped many cats that in the past have developed bloody urine or urethral blockages secondary to urinary crystal or stone production.  Unfortunately, many cats on the C/D diet are also overweight.  

Dogs on J/D

Omega fatty acids are terrific for joint health and the J/D food is packed with them.  Omega fatty acids help reduce inflammation in joints and many dogs with arthritis and other joint issues benefit from the J/D diet.  Many dogs with joint issues, also struggle with weight loss.  

 

C/D Feline Customer

If your cat currently eats the C/D diet and is overweight, your veterinarian recommends that you transition to the food Metabolic + UMetabolic plus urinaryrinary Feline.  Weight loss is expected on this diet and best practice is to weigh your pet 1-3 months after starting this new diet.

 

J/D Canine Customer

If your dog currently eats the J/D diet and is overweight, your veterinarian recommends that you transition to the food Metabolic + Mobility Canine.  Weight loss is expected on this diet and best practice is to weigh your pet 1-3 months after starting this new diet.

 

Metabolic Canine Customer

If your dog currently eats the Metabolic diet, and also has concurrent joint issues (like arthritis), your veterinarian recommends that you transition to the food Metabolic + Mobility Canine.  Since your pet’s weight may change after starting this new diet, best practice is to weigh your pet 1-3 months after starting this new diet.  

Welcome Dr. Valerie Aliano

Westgate Pet Clinic is proud to welcome Dr. Valerie Aliano to our hospital! Dr. Aliano obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri in 1983. After graduation, she practiced in Nebraska (as both an associate and and a practice owner) before moving to Minnesota in 2005. Dr. Aliano has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, internal and geriatric medicine and emergency and critical care. We know that our clients will love Dr. Aliano's calm, caring style, and we love the wealth of knowledge she is bringing with her to our veterinary team.

Dr. Valerie Aliano- old

Westgate Pet Clinic is proud to welcome Dr. Valerie Aliano to our hospital!  Dr. Aliano obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri in 1983.  After graduation, she practiced in Nebraska (as both an associate and a practice owner) before moving to Minnesota in 2005.  Dr. Aliano has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, internal and geriatric medicine and emergency and critical care.  We know that our clients will love Dr. Aliano's calm, caring style and we love the wealth of knowledge she is bringing with her to our veterinary team!

Farewell and Best Wishes Dr. Donald

It is with sadness that we are announcing Dr. Donald's departure from Westgate Pet Clinic on August 1st.  Dr. Donald has been a dedicated and caring doctor at Westgate for four years.  Prior to that she was part of our team as a drdonaldveterinary assistant for 3 years.  During her tenure at Westgate Dr. Donald has developed many meaningful relationships with our wonderful patients and their people and we will all miss Dr. Donald's calm, kind demeanor. Dr. Donald will be missed, yet we couldn't be more excited for her as she begins a new chapter in her life. Dr. Donald has always wanted to examine new ways to contribute to veterinary medicine, and will be be devoting her next year to exploring these paths.  We wish her all the best.

 

 

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