Welcome to Weston Road Animal Hospital
Serving Weston, Davie, Southwest Ranches and surrounding areas

We are a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Weston, Florida. Our professional and courteous staff seek to provide the best possible medical, surgical and dental care for our highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. At Weston Road Animal Hospital, we strive to offer excellence in veterinary care to Weston and the surrounding areas.
We look forward to meeting you and your pets!
 


News Alert!

 

By now, many of you may have heard about the lawsuit filed against Purina's "Beneful" brand dog food. For those unaware, an individual in California has filed a class-action lawsuit against the company, as he believes his dogs' unfortunate deaths were a result of being fed Beneful.

We have been fielding many calls from concerned pet owners about the news, and we are hoping we can clear some things up for those of you whose dogs are on Beneful.

1.) First, this is a class action lawsuit, and NOT a recall. It is important to remember that anyone can file a lawsuit at any time, and for any reason. The FDA has not substantiated any of these concerns regarding Beneful dog food, and there is no recall in place at this time.

2.) The dogs in question did die terrible deaths. But unfortunately, the autopsies performed were not able to determine a definitive cause for the dogs' symptoms. Many different diseases and toxins in the environment can cause similar symptoms and deaths. A link between the dogs' deaths and Beneful has not been proven.

3.) The ingredient mentioned most often in both the lawsuit and the news stories we have read is a sweetener called "propylene glycol." While this ingredient sounds very similar to the ingredient in antifreeze ("ethylene glycol"), they are two VERY separate ingredients. Propylene glycol is an FDA-approved food additive found in thousands of pet products, and thousands of human products we use every day. Numerous studies have shown that the amount of propylene glycol in the products that we and our pets consume every day are within proven, safe levels, even when large amounts of those products are consumed.

4.) We at Weston Road Animal Hospital see a handful of dogs every day that are on Beneful dog food and have been for years, without incident. Neither our veterinarians, nor veterinarians at large, have noted a pattern of toxicity associated with Beneful dog food.

5.) If there is a recall, be assured that we will tell you as soon as we are aware. Pet safety is something we take very seriously.

6.) If you do plan to transition your pet off of Beneful, we still recommend you do a slow transition over 1-2 weeks to prevent any stomach upset from an abrupt diet change.

7.) If your pet is eating Beneful and you have concerns about their health, please call us so that we can examine your pet & run laboratory tests to look for adverse effects on organ function.

 

8.) As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us."

 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE FDA!!!

The FDA has been investigating complaints regarding pet illness from eating jerky treats. Most often they are made from chicken, but can also contain duck, sweet potato, and dried fruit. Products are being tested for multiple contaminants, from pesticides to antibiotics. If your pet is getting these treats, look vout for decreased appetite or activity, vomiting, and diarrhea. Below is the full article from the FDA. Please make sure to check any treats that you are giving your pet, and call us with any questions!

FDA Facts: Jerky Pet Treats 


 

 

               Tel: (954) 389-5656
            
Fax: (954) 385-8655
            
4585 Weston Road 
            Weston, FL 33331

Monday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

Dr. Strauss esta a disposicion
de los cleintes
que habla
espanol
los Lunes, Martes,
Jueves y Viernes. 

Exotic Appointments
available: Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, and Friday

Grooming appointments
available:
Monday, Thursday & Friday.

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Check out these tips on home dental care for your pet(s).

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