Doylestown Veterinary Hospital Blog

Pet Obesity

Posted on: April 23, 2013

Preventing Pet Obesity with Proper Nutrition

The elements of a healthy lifestyle include a balance of proper nutrition, exercise and emotional well-being. Pet foods are formulated for the various stages of your pet’s life and management of various medical conditions. Proper nutrition through a lifetime provides many benefits to your cat or dog: Weight and disease management Good muscle tone A Read the full article…

Pet Obesity

Posted on: April 22, 2013

What Does A Healthy Weight Dog Look Like?

The Body Condition Score chart provides an overall view of the range of body types from very thin to obese. Veterinarians use this system—a scale from 1 – 9, with 1 being very underweight and 9 being very overweight—to help ensure that everyone who examines animals uses the same criteria to determine physical condition and Read the full article…

Pet Obesity

Posted on: April 16, 2013

How Pet Obesity Affects the Life of Your Pet

The health effects associated with obesity are a top concern for pets today. As the obesity rates for dogs and cats continue to rise, the diagnosis of health problems linked to obesity increases too. There’s really no surprise when it comes to the negative effects obesity has on pet wellness—they mirror the same health problems Read the full article…

Pet Obesity

Posted on: April 15, 2013

Pet Obesity Leading Health Threat to Our Dogs and Cats

Over 50% of dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight according to the latest nationwide veterinarian survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity (APOP). Pet obesity rates continued to increase in 2012 with the number of overweight cats reaching an all-time high. Doylestown Veterinary Hospital participated in the national study by sharing weight Read the full article…