Friday, October 23, 2015


The following statement is a MYTH:
By products are low quality ingredients.
A by product is a secondary product produced in addition to the main product.  AAFCO (the Association of American Feed Control Officials) defines meat by products as "the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered  mammals.  It includes, but is not limited to, lungs, spleen, kidneys, brain, livers, blood, bone, partially defatted low temperature fatty tissue, stomachs, and intestines freed of their contents. 
It does not include hair, horns, teeth, and hoofs."  These products may be considered delicacies by certain cultures (especially Tripe and chicken feet).  These products provide excellent sources of iron, vitamins A, B12, E, K, riboflavin, biotin, and folic acid.  A dog or cat that ate only skeletal muscle would develop a nutritional deficiency.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

National Veterinary Technician Week

In observance of National Veterinary Technician Week, we want to tell our techs and tech assistants how much we appreciate them! They are animal care techs, surgery techs, room techs, lab techs, radiology tech, cleanup crew and so much more. The are in the veterinary field because they love animals and believe in veterinary medicine, compassionate care, and client education. Their job is physically and mentally challenging. They remember pets' names and temperaments even better than veterinarians do. Even though not all pets are friendly when they visit the animal hospital, our tech team still wants the best care for all pets. So to Sandy, Danielle, Jess, Lynsey, Niki, Wendy, Kaitlyn, Kirstin, and Angela, thank you for your hard work, expertise, and compassion,
 Dr. Miller, Drs, and Staff of Lincolnton Animal Hospital.