Keeping your pet at a healthy weight can help keep him younger longer.
Did you know if your pet is overweight it could decrease their life expectancy by two years?
Some problems that can occur if your pet is overweight:
- Joint Problems
- Immune Issues
Keeping your pet on the thin side helps keep them active and healthy. Making sure they are on appropriate food for their stage of life is a major way we can help our pets stay slim. Many pet foods are created for specific life stages while others are designed for all life stages.
Animals have various nutritional requirements depending on their age, breed, and health status. Decisions regarding your pet’s nutrition should not be made without first consulting a veterinarian.
Geriatric animals have significantly different requirements than young growing puppies or kittens. Animals with diabetes or kidney disease also have different requirements.
Your veterinarian will be able to make informed decisions regarding your pet’s choice of diet given their age, breed, and health status.
Holden Veterinary Clinic
11 Industrial Dr Holden, MA 01520
Monday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM