Nutrition & Weight Management

Your pet’s fuel is their food. In order to have high energy levels, a shiny and luxurious coat, and a healthy weight, their food has to have the proper vitamins and minerals. For pets with chronic conditions such as diabetes or cancer, their food can be an important tool in the fight against disease, and can either alleviate or aggravate their symptoms in some circumstances.

At our facility, we have clinically-proven, nourishing pet food for the benefit of our clients. We will work with you to recommend the perfect food for your pet based on their age, size, and pre-existing conditions such as disease or obesity.

Is your pet a healthy weight?

Approximately one out of every three pets in the U.S. is overweight or obese. And pets that are over their ideal weight are more vulnerable to diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, skin issues, and more. They also experience a diminished quality of life because they are not able to run and play like their trim counterparts.

If you are worried your pet is overweight, the first thing to do is ask your veterinarian. At Broadway Veterinary Clinic, we will weigh them, and tell you if and how much excess body weight they have based on their height, breed, and other measurements.

Once we have an idea of the severity of the situation, we can begin to create a plan to get them into shape. Some of the factors of a weight loss plan for pets could include:

  • Feeding a clinically proven, metabolic pet food so they can still eat healthy portions, but their food won’t hold them back from a healthy weight.
  • Exercise! If you have a dog, dust off your walking shoes and get that leash out. Not only is taking a dog on a long walk good for their waistline, it also is a great way to bond, and it helps them feel more calm and relaxed post-walk. In the wild, dogs’ wolf ancestors would be walking miles every day, patrolling their territory. From chihuahuas to Great Danes, dogs have walking in their blood.
  • If you have a cat, exercising them can seem like a tougher task. If your cat is an adult, try to set aside at least ten minutes every day to play with them using whatever toys tickle their fancy.
  • Keep track of their progress using photos and bi-weekly weigh-ins. If your plan is working, you can celebrate and stick to the course. If their weight is not budging, you will also be informed and your veterinarian can help you orchestrate a new approach.

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