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Feb 24, 2015

Dog Obesity and How to Prevent It

The new year has begun! We have all once again made promises to ourselves to be more fit and healthy, but what about our pets. Keeping our pets healthy and fit as well as ourselves, not only benefits them but also the whole family.

Pets with good body conditions not only have a longer life span but also have a better quality of life through being healthier. Obesity can lead to many conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, liver diseases and even some cancers.

Let's take a look at how we can help our pet...
*The first thing we can do is cut out table scraps. Although it is a generous thought to give our pets variety of foods they don't necessarily need it. There are great super premium dog foods located at Hampton Park Vets that have the daily requirements of proteins, fats and carbohydrates already made so you do not need to do the hard work.
*Exercise is essential. Daily walks down the road, playing with toys inside (cat or dog), playing in the back yard with a ball or a trip to the beach not only gives your pet the exercise they require it also helps stimulate their minds and gives you bonding time with your pet.
*We are all aware that Labradors love their food, but did you know that there are more cats and dog breeds that are at a high risk of obesity. Speak to our wonderful Vets or Nurses to find out if you pet may be in this category. We will be able to give you a plan of action to avoid further risks.

Summer is a great time to get fit so let's get the whole family involved including our pets!
Please feel free to give Hampton Park Veterinary Hospital a call, to organise your free Weight Healthy Check with one of our wonderful nurses.

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