Preventing Obesity

As pet owners, pet nutrition and preventative care are important to keeping your pet healthy. We know your pets are like family and you will do what you can to keep them healthy and happy for as long as possible. As your trusted vet team near you in Richmond, TX, our helpful tips work to prevent obesity, ranging from exercise to portion control. If you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian, don't hesitate to call us at Brazos Bend Animal Hospital. 

Obese Pet

Pet Weight Management Tips

Pet obesity is an epidemic, so it's imperative to follow preventive care tips your vet provides. Below are tips you can follow to keep your pet healthy:

    • Portion control is vital. Like with any diet, portion control is important. Be sure not to feed your pet any more than should be allotted to them.
    • Keep up with specific meal times. Pets know when their food is available. Sticking to meal times prevents begging behavior and potentially overeating.
    • Keep your pet active and getting exercise. Increasing your pet's activity level includes going on longer walks, playing fetch, swimming, and running with you, basically keeping him active.
    • Understand your pet’s ideal weight. During this visit, your vet will track your pet's condition, and if he is getting heavy, a veterinarian on our team will give you an ideal body weight to use during your pet's weight loss plan.
    • Stay accountable. Give your pet regular weigh-ins to keep track of his body and weight condition.

Get Preventative Care and Pet Nutrition from a Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital

If you want to know more about obesity and how to keep your pet healthy, you can contact a trusted veterinarian near you on our team in Richmond, TX, for additional information and tips. We know your pets means everything to you and our team is here to provide helpful tips and information to keep them healthy to ensure a better quality of life. Call us at (281) 342-1117 for more information from a “veterinarian near me” at our animal hospital. We at Brazos Bend Animal Hospital are here to help.

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