Helping your pet maintain a healthy body weight is a key factor in their overall health and well-being. Feeding them a balanced nutritional diet will help them live their best life, and at Ramey Animal Hospital, we can help you make the dietary choices that are most suitable for your pet.
Obesity in pets is a problem that we see all too often. Excessive weight can lead to serious long-term health issues as your pet ages. However, the proper diet and nutrition can help your pet fight against disease, maintain a proper weight, and increase the overall well-being of your pet. Other benefits to good nutrition include building and maintaining muscle tone and strength, improving immunity, having a shiny coat of hair, good skin, and good gut health.
Our staff will help your pet achieve a healthier weight and counsel you on the best nutritional options available based on your pet’s life stage, breed, size, activity level, and existing health issues. The nutritional needs of a young, growing puppy, for example, are quite different from the needs of a senior dog. Additionally, a healthy diet and good nutrition can reduce or eliminate problems such as pet allergies, itching and scratching, dull coat, arthritis, joint and hip problems, and intestinal disorders.
As your pet’s healthcare provider, we want your pet to live a long, healthy, and active life, and we are eager to help you get started on the right path.