Nutrition & Weight Management

Not all pet foods are created equal. In fact, what you’re feeding your fur baby right now may not be supporting his or her nutritional needs at all. What’s more, fur babies that are overweight – even by just a few pounds – are more susceptible to a number of severe, sometimes life-threatening medical conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis. If you’re not sure what your companion’s ideal weight should be or are confused by the many products on the market today, don’t worry – we’re here to help!

The staff at Western Hills Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic is experienced in all aspects of animal nutrition and can work with you to develop a customized diet and exercise plan that will help your four-legged best friend achieve optimum health. We’ll start by conducting a detailed analysis of your fur baby’s nutritional needs based on a number of factors, such as age, breed and current health. We’ll use this information to provide specific advice on what food products would be best suited for your fur baby, as well as how much and how often you should be feeding your companion.

Next, we’ll discuss your fur baby’s weight. Physical activity should be a part of every companion animal’s daily routine, regardless of age or health status. We’ll determine exactly what weight range your fur baby should fall within and provide you with guidance on exercise techniques that would be a good fit for your fur baby, based on his or her lifestyle and preferences. Exercise, combined with the right diet and portion control can help your fur baby achieve and maintain that ideal weight over the course of his or her life.

At Western Hills Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic, your four-legged best friend’s health is just as important to us as it is to you! Let us create the perfect nutrition and weight management plan that will help bring out the very best in your animal companion!