Five Steps to a Healthier Pet
1. Watch What Your Pet Eats
Different pets have different needs when it comes to nutrition. That’s why you should work with your veterinary health care team to make the right food choice for your pet. Together you can discover the right type and amount of food for your pet’s lifestage and health condition.
2. Track Your Pet’s Weight
Losing weight can help your pet achieve better health, but only if the weight is lost in a healthy, controlled manner. To make sure your pet is losing weight at a healthy pace, make sure you weigh your pet regularly and use our weight tracking chart to track your pet’s progress.
3. Maintain a Healthy Activity Level
Your pet’s weight managment program isn’t complete without a healthy amount of physical activity. Whether it’s a game of fetch, a walk in the park, or a new toy, make sure your pet is getting the physical activity needed to stay healthy.
4. Visit Your Veterinarian Often
Regular trips to the veterinarian ensure that your pet’s weight management program is going smoothly. Your veterinarian know’s your pet’s ideal weight, how fast your pet should be losing weight and which foods are best for each stage of the weight loss plan.
5. Maintain an Ideal Weight for Life
Your pet’s weight management should be lifelong. Once your pet has attained an ideal weight, switch to a simple weight maintenance plan that consists of regular exercise and proper nutrition.
If you have any questions about weight loss and your pet, feel free to come in for a consult with one of our Veterinary Nutritional Advocates.