Nutrition & Weight Management

Balanced nutrition and a healthy weight can do wonders for your pet, from supporting a better immune system to managing certain chronic medical conditions. The right diet and exercise can even extend and improve your pet’s overall quality of life.

The problem is, not all pet foods are created equal. With so many choices available to you, and little information regarding the topic of weight control, how can you really be sure that you’re adequately managing this aspect of your pet’s health? The answer is simple – you enlist the help of a pro.

At Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills, we are experienced in all aspects of companion animal nutrition and weight management. We can work with you to develop a customized diet and exercise plan that will bring out the very best in your very best friend.

It starts with proper nutrition…

Understanding your pet’s unique nutritional needs can be a challenge if you’re not quite sure what to look for. The team at Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills can help. We’ll start by conducting a comprehensive physical exam, taking into account a number of important factors, such as your pet’s breed, age, weight, and current health status. This will provide us with a clear picture of what type of food would help your pet achieve optimum health. We will also advise you on how much and how frequently you should be feeding your pet.

Then, move on to weight…

The second part of the process is weight control. This is particularly important because companion animals that are overweight are more likely to develop a number of serious medical conditions, such as diabetes. Conversely, pets that don’t weigh enough are also at risk of injury or illness. The key is determining exactly what weight range would be ideal for your pet, and then developing a plan for exercise and calorie control that will help achieve and maintain that healthier weight.

Ongoing maintenance…

Lastly, we will need to work on maintaining the good results we’re achieving over time. As pets age, their health care needs change, including those associated with diet and exercise. At certain intervals during your pet’s lifetime, we will need to re-evaluate our approach and make any necessary changes to our plan so that it continues to be as effective as it was originally designed to be.

Your pet’s body is like a well-oiled machine. Make sure you’re providing that machine with the right fuel and proper maintenance, and your reward will be many happy, healthy years of companionship with one another. Give us a call today to schedule a professional nutritional analysis. You’ll both be glad you did!

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      We have been taking our two dogs here for over 10 years. Dr. Cahoon always makes sure to explain everything and find options for our dog who has had a lot of health problems. Even though we live farther away now we still drive just to see them.

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