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My pet is overweight, can you help?

Posted by Claire Cable on 13 June 2017

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*Weight Management Programs* Weight gain, leading to obesity, is an increasingly common problem we see in our companion cats and dogs.  This can lead to further health risks such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and ultimately shortens the lifespan of your pet.   The first step towards weight loss is to know your pet’s ideal weight.  Up until recently, guessing an ideal weight can lead to over-estimating how much to feed, which in turn leads to disappointing results.  To help achieve an accurate body weight Hill’s along with the University Of Tennessee School Of Veterinary Medicine have formulated a Healthy Weight Protocol in which we weigh your pet and take 4-6 simple body measurements.  From...

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What should I feed my dog?

Posted by Vetcall on 13 June 2017

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Along with regular exercise and veterinary care, careful nutrition is the best way you can contribute to your pet's prolonged good health.  Your pet's nutritional requirements will change as they age. Puppies need puppy food because it is higher in energy, calcium and protein, but feeding it to an adult dog can lead to obesity.  Likewise, older pets need diets restricted in fat, salt and protien and are often supplemented with fibre for their optimum health.  Many premium senior diets also contain additives to assist in the management of arthritis and can make your pet more comfortable.   At Vetcall we recommend that puppies are fed a premium complete puppy food such as...

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What should I feed my cat?

Posted by Vetcall on 31 May 2013

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At Vetcall we recommend that kittens are fed a premium complete kitten food such as Hills Vet Essentials or Royal Canin.  These foods contain the correct balance of nutrients, vitamins and minerals that your kitten needs to grow.  No supplements are required with these diets. If you are feeding Hills Vet Essentials Kitten you should change your kitten onto the adult formula at nine to twelve months of age.  If you are feeding Royal Canin Kitten you should change onto the appropriate neutered formulation following neutering or at six months if your kitten has been neutered early.  Cats over seven years of age should be fed a senior diet. All the foods that...

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