Doylestown Veterinary Hospital Blog

General Health

Posted on: November 3, 2014

Diabetes in Cats and Dogs

Information about diabetes in cats and dogs is available on Pet Health Library found on the DVH website. Pets can experience many of the same diseases that affect humans, and diabetes is one. It’s important to understand the difference in types of diabetes in cats and dogs, the symptoms, and the standards of treatment as Read the full article…

Pet Obesity

Posted on: September 4, 2014

What is a Healthy Weight for Your Pet?

Do you know what a healthy weight looks like on your dog or cat? The result of a poll conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) revealed that over 40% of pet owners admitted they don’t understand what a healthy weight should look like. The pet obesity crisis affects over 80 million pets Read the full article…

Pet Obesity

Posted on: April 26, 2013

Pet Weight Management Takes Planning & Support

Wow, it’s been an active and exciting week at Pawsitively Fit Camp. Our campers are well on their way to losing weight and having fun with exercise. Changing the eating habits of our pets and finding the time for exercise can be challenging, but the long-term benefits to the health and wellness of our pets Read the full article…

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…