golden-retriever-374874Diet, nutrition, and exercise are vital components of your pet’s overall health, and maintaining an ideal weight range for your pet can help them live longer, happier lives. As a pet owner, you can help your pet manage their weight and grant them a higher quality of life.

Obesity is a major problem in our pets, and it can lead to a variety of other health problems. Proper diet and exercise can go a long way in fighting obesity, and is therefore a means of preventative care. By preventing health conditions related to obesity with proper weight management, your pet is at lower risk of developing future problems.

It’s important to consult with us about your pet’s dietary needs. We can advise you about your pet’s ideal weight and the unique factors that affect their individual body chemistry’s. Nutritional counseling is an important part of veterinary care and it has a long lasting and wide reaching positive impact on your pet’s health.

Pets thrive on exercise, so allowing them to be active is a great way to control their weight. Animals have a natural instinct to run and play, so giving them time to do so will have a beneficial effect on your pet’s overall health.

It may be tempting to overfeed pets, especially those that are good at begging. But pet owners should remember that controlling their pets’ diets is one of the most impactful ways they can provide a higher quality of life for their companions. It feels good to see our pets enjoying food, but pet owners have to keep in mind the negative consequences of overfeeding.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about your pet’s weight and how to manage it, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’d be happy to speak with you and help develop a plan to achieve your pet’s ideal weight.