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Pets who manage to maintain an ideal weight are often healthier and more active. For a veterinarian in Las Vegas with experience dealing with issues of weight and weight loss, contact Las Vegas Animal Hospital. Our veterinary services are designed to help you control your pet's weight.
Your pet, whether a cat or a dog, should have only a thin layer of fat over the rib cage and spine. As you run your hands along your pet's side and down the back, you should be able to feel each rib. If you cannot feel the ribs, your cat or dog is likely overweight.
Other pets will have different metrics for determining obesity. If you are concerned about the weight of your pet, ask your vet how to tell if your pet is overweight.
Weight control for pets is very similar to weight control for people.
Pets with weight problems can experience many of the same health problems that people experience. Obese pets may become sluggish and lethargic, experience joint pain, may have difficulty breathing and more. Pets with weight problems may lose interest in--or become unable to participate in--their favorite activities.
One of the greatest threats that obese pets face is diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond to insulin. In some cases and for some pets, the effects of diabetes can be managed with a healthy diet and increased exercise. However, many cats and dogs with diabetes require regular medication, just like people with diabetes.
For a veterinarian in Las Vegas who is experienced with this particular condition, visit Las Vegas Animal Hospital and call us at 702-675-8366 to schedule an appointment. We offer professional veterinary services for pets with diabetes and other weight-related conditions.
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