Veterinarian - Norfolk
830 W. 21st St.
Norfolk, VA 23517

By Dr West
February 05, 2014
Category: Clinic Property
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        Some of you may have noticed the "for sale" sign that is located on the edge of our property line.  The "for sale" sign is NOT for our property, but for the neighboring property belonging to Clark's Nursery.  We were approached by Clark's Nursery's owner in regards to the purchase of our property and the clinic, but we have declined the offer. Currently, we have no plans to sell our property in the forseeable future and we will continue with business as normal.  

       As you can see the sign gives the impression that  our property is for sale and the survey flags show that Mr. Clark's agent does not respect property lines.





30 May 2014

Since the construction of the Fresh Market to our west, the For Sale sign has been taken down.





By Dr. West
February 29, 2012
Category: Homemade
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Homemade and raw diets, especially for cats, have been a topics raised in the past few months. I'm not a big fan of raw diets because there is too much chance for contamination by bacteria, before purchase, during preparation ,and in storage. Pesonally, I favor good commercial diets to homemade diets because the homemade diet may be balanced in the first week but by week 5 or greater we humans become lazy and use approximate measures or substitute ingredients. Are you having that homemade diet tested to insure it's safe and nutritionally balanced each time you make a batch? The good pet food manufacturers are testing each batch and testing it months later to insure good shelf  life. Besides, the cat is the more popular pet because they are low maintenance. That goes out the window when we start spending more time shopping and preparing homemade diets for them than we do for ourselves. If you are still adimat about feeding a raw diet, you can try Stella and Chewys, Natures Valley and Companion Cat Food. for nutrionaly balanced frozen raw cat food. If you want to go the home made route, check or (caution on Balanceit - nutritionists note- not for long term maitenance). 

When purchasing pet food, always look for the adherence to AAFCO nutritional standards or completion of AAFCO feeding trials. AAFCO is the Association of American Feed Control Officials, an association of state and federal regulatory agents set up to facilitate commercial interstate feed trade. They have established the nutrient standards should be in a particular feed and created feeding trials to insure those nutrients in the food are utilized by the animal. 

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