Nutrition for Your Pet
Your pet's diet is a vital part of their overall health. At TLC for Pets, we help families in Reisterstown take care of their pets, providing health exams and making sure that they are growing appropriately. We also help make sure your pet is at a healthy weight, as that is one of the most common problems of household pets.
Why Worry About Your Pet's Weight?
Just like with people, your pet's weight can cause many other kinds of health problems for them. These include but are not limited to:
- High blood pressure
- Breathing problems
- Kidney disease
- and even some kinds of cancer.
If you help your pet maintain a healthy weight, they will be more active, feel better, and probably even live longer.
What You Can Do
If your pet is either too skinny or overweight, your vet can assist you in getting your pet to a healthy weight. Like with people, the two most important factors for your pet being at a healthy weight are diet and exercise.
Make sure your pet is getting enough exercise. Walking with your dog is a great way to ensure your pet is on the move, get some exercise yourself, and spend more time socializing with your pet. And it's fun. Let your dog run in the yard or in a dog park with other dogs, if possible.
Sometimes your pet is simply eating too much, and you can help make changes by watching how much you feed them. At other times, your vet may recommend different kinds of food and even prescription pet food. Don't give in if your dog begs because their health is more important!
Contact TLC for Pets in Reisterstown, MD
If you are in the Reisterstown area and need a veterinarian who cares about your pets, call TLC for Pets. Make an appointment with one of our veterinarians today so we can start a relationship with your furry friends.