Nutritional Counseling

Fighting Pet Obesity

Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to over-feed a pet that knows how to beg. In fact, a study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention in 2018 found that 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in the US were overweight or obese, a significant increase since 2010. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems as they get older. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and be within a healthy weight range.

Why Does Pet Nutrition Matter?

Ever heard the expression “You are what you eat”? Well, the same is true for our pets. A nutrition-rich diet is your pet’s first line of defense and a cornerstone of preventive care. Proper daily nutrition will go a long way in keeping your pet healthy by bolstering the immune system and supporting normal development in younger animals.

Every pet’s nutritional needs are different, based on age, breed, health conditions and lifestyle factors—which can make choosing the right pet food complicated. At Society Hill Veterinary Hospital our veterinarians and staff can take the guesswork out of feeding your pets by advising you specifically about your pet’s needs.

Grain Free Diets & Dilated Cardiomyopathy Resources

FDA Urges Collaboration Dilated Cardiomyopathy afflicts more dogs

New clues to diet associated dcm in dogs

FDA investigation potential link between certain diets and canine dilated cardiomyopathy

Additional Resources

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association

Veterinary Recommended Solutions

Nutritional Pet Counseling in Philadelphia, PA

Have questions or concerns about what your pet is eating? Call us at (215) 627-5955.