According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 59% of cats and 54% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese.
With all the ingredients that pet foods are made of nowadays and the uncertainties about the ideal body weight, it can be difficult to manage a pet’s weight and diet. That’s why Los Feliz Small Animal Hospital offers weight management and nutrition services. Our knowledgeable doctors and technicians can discuss your pet’s specific needs during the standard wellness exam.
During the exam, we conduct a weight check and compare it to your pet’s recommended Body Condition Score (BCS), which takes into account species and age. If we find your pet to be overweight, we can discuss their diet and activity level and customize a diet and exercise plan based on that information. We can also address the best food options and ingredients for weight management, portion sizes, and exercise tips to help your pet reach a healthy weight.
Once the diet and exercise plan is established, we can monitor your pet’s progress with monthly weigh-in check-ups to determine if any additional changes need to be made.
Why is this important?
While being a few pounds overweight isn’t usually a major reason for concern for humans, it is one for a pet. Obesity can lead to a number of health problems—just like it can for humans—including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and a decreased lifespan. For this reason, we encourage you to be proactive about your pet’s diet so you can help them maintain a healthy weight throughout their life.
How To Reach Us
We’ve been serving pets in the Atwater Village neighborhood since 1922.
We look forward to taking excellent care of your pet.
Mon: 7:30am to 6pm
Tues: 7:30am to 6pm
Wed: 7:30am to 6pm
Thurs: 7:30am to 6pm
Fri: 7:30am to 6pm
Sat: 8am to 3pm
Doctor’s hours start at 8:00am.
Send Us A Message
Have questions? We’re here to help! Drop us a line and a member of our staff will get back to you as quickly as possible. If this is an urgent situation or you’d like to schedule an appointment over the phone, please call us at 323-664-3309.