Healthy Weight For Our Furry Friends

 In Pet Care

We treat our furballs like family, and because of this, their health takes top priority. One way to keep your pet in good shape is to maintain a healthy weight. Even a few extra pounds can cause major health issues and limit the time you have with your furry friend. Below are some ways you can keep your pet bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

Learn the Label

Your pet my devourer their dish, but that doesn’t mean they are getting what’s best for their diet. It’s important to read the label of every bag or can you buy. Often, the front of the package will entice you to snag the bag. Bright and bold images, catchy wording, and even unfounded claims may persuade you to purchase, but the real proof is on the nutrition label. Look for whole foods as the first ingredient rather than fillers, like cornmeal or byproducts. Just like humans, whole foods will also benefit your four-legged friend, but it’s important to consult with your vet to see what diet is best to keep a healthy weight.

Out and About

Making sure to spend some time in the great outdoors with your pet will not only make them happy, but keep their weight under control. You don’t have to run a marathon to keep them in good shape. Even two 20 minutes outings a day can keep your pet fit as a fiddle. The key is to keep up a good pace and make sure your furry friend is moving.  Over time, you can pick up the pace and extend your outdoor excursions.

Schedule a Visit To Talk About Healthy Weight

One of the best things you can do for your pet is to schedule frequent visits with your trusted vet. Your vet will make sure your creature companion is on the right track, and offer expertise advice to keep them on the perfect health plan. Making sure you have regular visits with your vet will give you peace of mind and make sure your pet friend is in ship shape.

Contact us today so we can help keep your furry friend fit as a fiddle.