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Corn — Filler? Or a dietary legend?

Corn is often referred to as a filler by many people reading the labels of their pets food. However, the truth is that corn is, in fact, a fantastic nutritional benefit to your pet’s diet.

Vitamins, minerals, fats, water, proteins and carbohydrates are what is required to complete and balance a healthy diet. Vitamins and minerals job is to support many organ and immune functions. Fats, carbohydrates and proteins are all essential nutrients required to fuel the body with energy and support muscle function.

Now back to corn — a nutrient that has gotten such a poor review from many. Accused of being a filler, an allergy source and a cheap, unnecessary ingredient. Spoiler alert! They are wrong! Corn is an uncommon allergy. Pets are more likely to have allergies to proteins or the environment such as dust mites, grasses, etc.

Corn is like the MVP of nutrients. When ground down into a powder form, it morphs into a nutritional superhero — supplying a large source of proteins which becomes an excellent source of essential amino acids. You know those little guys that help build and maintain muscle and regulate immune function. It is a source of carbohydrate, therefore, producing energy to maximize the use of the proteins for muscle support. It is known to have more antioxidants than most other foods. Antioxidants are important benefits to overall health. Corn is also an excellent source of Linoleic acid (omega 3 fatty acid). Omega 3 fatty acids are known to lower inflammation.

It helps maintain healthy joints for both you and your pet. It is a source of EPA and DHA to support brain function and combined is an excellent anti-inflammatory. With all those benefits from one tiny nutrient, can you believe it is more than just a filler? If you ask me it’s corn for the win!

Written by: Amy Hanchurick, ACA

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Last updated: June 1, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

6. GROOMING SERVICES

If your pet requires grooming, please give us a call and we will put your name on a list. Our groomer Stephanie will contact you directly to schedule an appointment.

7. COUNTRY TAILS DOGGIE DAYCARE

As of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Country Tails Doggie Daycare is open! Their temporary hours of operation are 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. You may get touch with one of our daycare team members at (905) 690-8005 or at countrytails@clappisonvet.com

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Clappison Animal Hospital