If you've ever taken a close look at the small print on a bag or can of cat food, you've probably noticed that taurine is among the list of ingredients. Taurine is an amino acid that helps keep yo ...View Article
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Regular exercise is one of the best methods for helping your dog to maintain a healthy weight and to keep them feeling invigorated and happy! When cold weather hits it is still important for your dog to get at least one 15-minute walk every day. In addition to maintaining their exercise program, you will also want to take a look at their food intake. If you insist on feeding your dog table scraps make sure that they are healthy foods that are not harmful to them, and be sure to decrease their dog food by the appropriate amount. If your dog is receiving adequate exercise and the proper amount of food and remains overweight it may be time to discuss specialized diet dog foods and screening bloodwork with your veterinarian.
Weight loss in cats can be a sign of a more serious ailment and should be brought to your veterinarian's attention immediately. While indoor cats often gain weight due to inactivity, the loss of weight can also occur. Are you feeding them nutritious food that provides a healthy balance and offers the energy that they need? Have you noticed any other changes in their behavior such as pacing or other activities that are abnormal? If your cat is no longer acting like itself and losing weight, please schedule an examination with us so we can rule out anything serious.
Our pets are like family and we want the best for them. Whether you have concerns that your furry friend is may be overweight or is losing weight, the veterinarians at Watertown Animal Hospital are here to help. Our staff is fully trained in the most advanced treatments and is here to keep your pet healthy and happy!
The Watertown Animal Hospital is conveniently located at 673 Litchfield Road in Watertown, and our veterinarians can't wait to meet your entire family! Please give us a call today at (860) 274-2212 to schedule your pet care appointment. Seeking treatment for an overweight dog or helping a cat losing weight should not be delayed.