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Kindred Care Pet Hospital

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7039 FM 1464 Suite #240
Richmond, TX 77407
Phone: 281-265-0009
Fax: 844-649-1432

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DayMorning
Monday9am - 6pm
Tuesday9am - 6pm
Wednesday9am - 6pm
Thursday9am - 6pm
Friday9am - 6pm
Saturday9am - 2pm
SundayClosed
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Considerations for Pet Food Safety in Richmond

Although dogs and cats seem to eat anything and everything, the quality, and safety of the food that enters their system truly matter. Without the proper level of care, while feeding, your pets could suffer foodborne illness and exhibit distressing symptoms for a day or more. We welcome you to contact us anytime your pet exhibits signs of a foodborne illness or other medical issues. Read on to learn more about your preferred Richmond animal hospital.

Dog eating healthy dog food.

Raw Diet Risks

Raw food diets for pets have been increasing in popularity in recent years. Pet owners swear that the switch to raw food improved their pet’s health, behavior, eye brightness and coat condition. Although those claims cannot be verified, it is important to remember that raw food poses risks as well. The risk of foodborne illness, for example, increases dramatically while feeding raw and can impact your pet’s health for the long term.

Pet Food Handling Tips

Raw food is not the only food posing risks to pets’ health. Even commercial pet food can cause problems if it is not stored properly to prevent the food from losing nutrients or going bad. While feeding wet food, you should always use a fresh utensil to scoop out the food for your pet, and then cover the container and put it back in the fridge to keep it fresh. You should also keep contaminants from entering the food and causing it to spoil. Check your pet’s food before every feeding for abnormalities and toss out any suspect kibble, canned food or treats.

Signs of Food Borne Illness

Vomiting and diarrhea are the two main signs of foodborne illness in pets. At first, however, you may notice your pet avoiding the food or even attempting to bury it rather than eating like normal. The vomiting and diarrhea may start soon after, as the spoiled food hits the digestive system. You will need to throw out the bad food and give your pet plenty of water while the illness runs its course. If your pet acts lethargic or continues to vomit or have diarrhea for over 24 hours, visit your veterinarian at Kindred Care Pet Hospital, Richmond for additional care.

How a Richmond Vet Can Help

Your vet at Kindred Care Pet Hospital can help you improve your pet’s nutrition by providing excellent guidance and support along the way. Vets can share important insights and other information about the leading dog and cat food brands on the market today. You may also discuss the need for prescription food to help control your pet’s medical conditions. Your vet will always help you find the best combination of safe and healthy food for your pet.

Schedule Your Richmond Pet Hospital Visit Today

If you would like to learn more about pet food safety in Richmond, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian in Richmond by calling 281-265-0009. Our team at Kindred Care Pet Hospital will always go above and beyond in diagnosing and treating your pet. Contact our Richmond pet hospital team to learn more about our veterinary services.

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At Kindred Care Pet Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

HOLIDAY HOURS

Wednesday 11/21/2018: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday, 11/22/2018 CLOSED

Friday 11/23/2018 CLOSED

We will resume our regular schedule on Saturday, 11/24/2018 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Services

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Call to schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

Dr. Fidelis is an amazing Vet. that has cared for all my dogs! He is knowledgeable in all aspects of canine care.

              -Shelly B/ Bangkok

I highly recommend bringing your beloved 4 legged kids to Dr. Fidelis! He helped save the life of our precious dog Lemon and continues to provide the best care for her. He also sees our 3 cats. Dr. Fidelis genuinely cares for all the pets he comes in contact with. We are so grateful for his kind spirit and determination to provide only the best care for our pets. I will never take my kids anywhere else! - Chrissy M / Katy, TX

Office Hours

DayMorning
Monday9am - 6pm
Tuesday9am - 6pm
Wednesday9am - 6pm
Thursday9am - 6pm
Friday9am - 6pm
Saturday9am - 2pm
SundayClosed

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7039 FM 1464 Rd, Suite 240
Richmond, TX 77407
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