Pet Weight Management
Weight management can be difficult not only for us as humans, but also for our four legged friends. It’s estimated that over 50% of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese! Making sure your dog or cat is in optimal shape can decrease health risks associated with being overweight, add years to their life, as well as make those years more enjoyable for the both of you. Helping your pet achieve ideal weight might be easier than you think. With the combination of proper fitness, a healthy prescription diet, and a weight loss plan from Dr. Knox, your pet can be back on the road to looking and feeling great! If you feel your pet may be overweight or obese, read on to see how the staff at Companion Animal Health & Rehabilitation Center in Escondido, San Diego, CA can help assist your pet’s weight management.
Why should my pet lose weight?
How can I tell if my dog or cat is overweight?
To determine whether your pet is overweight, feel around their ribs, which you should be able to easily feel. You should be able to locate a thin layer of fat over their rib and you should be able to feel each rib distinctly. You’ll want to speak with Dr. Knox or the Companion Animal Health & Rehabilitation Center staff about the proper weight for your pet based off of breed and size, then you can weigh your furry friend to see how they size up.