The veterinarians and technicians at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital have advanced training in pet nutrition and weight management. We can make recommendations to help your dog or cat achieve and maintain their ideal weight while keeping him or her both happy and satisfied.
Selecting the Right Food
To begin with, it’s important to understand there’s no one-size-fits all approach when it comes to food products. The nutritional needs of pets vary greatly depending on age, breed, species, and overall health. Pet food labels can also be quite deceptive, with some companies working harder at providing quality products than others.
At Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital, our doctors have researched numerous pet foods, and we only recommend products that meet the highest standards of excellence. We assess the nutritional needs of each pet and work with you to select the food that will enable your companion to achieve optimal health and wellness.
Similar to humans, pet obesity is considered a national problem, with overweight pets at increased risks for diseases such as diabetes, pancreatitis, osteoarthritis, and cancer.
At Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital we are committed to helping owners identify and maintain an appropriate weight for their pets. Our doctors will evaluate your dog or cat and make nutritional and lifestyle recommendations based on age, breed, species, and unique body type.
Clients are always welcome to bring their pet in to our hospital to check their weight or to consult with our technicians about diet and exercise at no additional charge.
If you have any questions about your pet’s nutritional needs or his or her weight management, please contact the team at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital