Regardless of the age, breed or lifestyle of your pet, as well as any health issues they may have, it is advisable to regulate their diet and ensure they get what they need and avoid what they don't. These requirements vary on an individual basis, and our vets are happy to provide recommendations for you and your pet.
Today's domesticated animals, just like humans, are usually able to enjoy life in a more comfotable environment than their ancestors. In a state of nature animals are generally forced to work hard to get by and find find the food they need, whereas our pets today literally haved it served up on a plate for them.
The temptation of readily available food and a reduced need for activity can result in them becoming overwight and have adverse effects on their health. Overwight animals are at a greater risk of a multitude of problems throughout their lives.
Adjusting the diet is generally the best course of action, while increased walks and playing can also be beneficial.
Anorexia and/or vomiting:
If you notice your pet eating less, avoiding meals or vomiting after consuming food, it may indicate an underlying health problem. There are numerous possible causes, so a complete physical examination is always the best course of action.
Please call our Sidmouth or Neasden branch if you would like to arrange a time to discuss this further.
Our Pet Health Club is an easy and affordable way to ensure your pet is covered when it comes to preventative health.
The scheme includes everything necessary for the prevention of fleas, worms and other parasites, as well as routine vaccinations.
Ensuring that your animal is fully up to date with their vaccinations is one of the most important things you can do to safeguard their health as a pet owner.
Click here for key information on what, and when, you should be doing.
Joe Clarke APDT, canine behavourist and trainer, hosts weekly Puppy classes in Socialisation and Habitualisation at our Sidmouth Parade clinic. Junior classes, for dogs 5-6 months and older, are held in a set 6 week block at our Neasden clinic.
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