An important way to keeping your pet happy and healthy is maintaining its optimum weight. An overweight pet is more prone to problems such as diabetes, joint disease, and arthritis. Because weight gain or loss can be a symptom of serious illness, it is important to manage your pet’s diet and exercise throughout his or her life.
Average-sized cats weigh between 8 and 12 pounds. The ideal weight for a dog varies according to breed and size. A small dog may weigh about the same as a cat, but large-breed dogs can weigh 60 pounds or more. Strathmore Veterinary Clinic can help you determine what your pet’s ideal weight should be, based on size, breed and shape.
By taking into account your pet’s breed, lifestyle, maturity and exercise levels, we can help your pet avoid health problems by establishing good nutritional habits. We can provide you with guidelines on how many kilo-calories and cups of food are needed to maintain proper weight and promote prolonged life and health.