At Lee’s Veterinary Hospital we make it very evident that keeping your pet as healthy as possible is our primary mission. Our pets very easily become a part of the family and in some instances are just like our “children.” Spoiling our dogs and cats is not uncommon and is beneficial in many situations. However, one of the ways we can negatively spoil our pets is by feeding them too much food or food that is not optimal for their bodies. Human food often tastes yummy to our dogs and cats, but they do not have the same digestive enzymes and systems as people. Therefore some food such as food with high fat content, grapes, chocolate, raw dough, and even onions can be harmful.
Another issue frequently seen at Lee’s is obesity in pets. Just like people, long-term obesity can result in numerous health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. Our doctors can recommend proper nutritious food as well as portion control for your pet. They will also map out an exercise program for your pet to help shed those unnecessary pounds as quickly as possible. If you suspect that your pet is suffering from obesity please call Lee’s Veterinary Hospital for an appointment with our doctors.