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At the shelter we have some special kitties, some of which are diabetic or require a better food diet. Because of this, we use these foods daily and run out quick. The baby food brand Beechnut is all meat and doesn’t have cornstarch in it like the Gerber’s brand.  Same way for the Fancy Feast canned classic- it is all meat instead of having grains in it.

We are low on these items and are always in need of them. Please consider donating these foods:

Friskies Shreds Chicken & Salmon Dinner In Gravy
Friskies Shreds With Beef in Gravy
Fancy Feast Classic (any flavor)
Friskies Shreds With Ocean Whitefish & Tuna In Sauce
Beechnut Classics Turkey and Turkey Broth baby food
Beechnut Classics Chicken and Chicken Broth baby food
Beechnut Classics Beef and Beef Broth baby food
Please donate in our bucket at PetSense or take the donations to our Resale Shop. Thank you!!
Obesity in pets is a problem that is on the rise. It’s hard to resist those sweet eyes that beg for extra treats and human foods. But, it’s a problem that needs to be avoided. It can really hurt the health of your pet. CBS News published this article today regarding this issue.

Veterinary nurse Lindsay Atkinson struggles to hold Ruby, a Jack Russell terrier who needed to lose a third of her body weight. IAN MCCLELLAND

 

“Just like their human companions, excess weight can bring on a host of health problems for pets. Being overweight can increase risk of osteoarthritis, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart and respiratory disease, cranial cruciate or anterior knee ligament injury, kidney disease and some cancers. It can decrease an animal’s life expectancy by up to 2.5 years.”

Full story: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obesity-epidemic-affecting-pets/

Slide show of before and after over weight pet photos: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obesity-epidemic-affecting-pets/