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Nutrition and client education
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Start pet parents off on the right path

September 1, 2007

Owning a pet is a lifelong journey. Help set clients' direction by offering strong care recommendations on nine critical topics.

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Client education: Who's responsible?

August 1, 2007

Are you informal about informing, easygoing about educating, casual about coaching clients about their animals? See how more structure benefits your practice, pet owners, and patients.

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Obesity: A big problem

July 1, 2007

Don't let silence prevent you from helping patients. Learn to comfortably talk to owners about their pets' obesity.

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When your client doesn't care about obesity

June 29, 2007

Tips for talking about a pet's weight with an apathetic client

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Handout on walking dogs for weight loss

June 29, 2007

Print this PDF with tips to help clients exercise their overweight dogs

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Weigh in on obesity

November 1, 2006

We might think pets have it easy. No calorie counting. No comparing their thighs with supermodels on television or perusing the latest issue of Vogue and wondering how the pouty face on the cover got so thin. Nope. For pets someone measures out their food daily and with just a meow or a faithful wag of the tail, they're adored no matter how rotund they become. What a life!

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Weighing in on obesity

October 1, 2006

An estimated 45 percent of pets in the United States are overweight or obese. So now's the time to tip the scale in favor of leaner, healthier pets.

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Pet obesity handout

October 1, 2006

Obesity is a growing problem in pets. Use educational handouts like this one to help your clients better understand obesity, the associated health risks, and what they can do.

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Client education: a team project

October 1, 2005

In 23 percent of practices, credentialed technicians are responsible for most of the client's education, according to a recent survey by VetMedTeam.com. In 52 percent of practices, veterinarians handle the bulk of education, while in 19 percent of practices, veterinary assistants take charge of this task. Here's a look at the percentage of respondents who say team members discuss these issues with clients:

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