Causes of Obesity in Pets

Pet wellness exams to prevent obesity in San Jose

Your veterinarian in San Jose will tell you that just like proper veterinary care , weight management is essential for keeping your pet healthy. Bear in mind that some dog breeds are predisposed to obesity due to a variety of factors including slow metabolism and affinity for overeating.

A common reason for obesity in pets is overfeeding. It’s essential to ask your veterinary technician how much you should be feeding your pet instead of relying on the package’s feeding instructions, as these are often inaccurate. Some owners “free feed” their pets, keeping their bowl filled with food throughout the day, or have a habit of feeding their pet too many treats, both of which are likely to cause excess weight gain.

The highly-qualified team at De Anza Veterinary Clinic strives to exceed the expectations of our clients by providing friendly and affordable care for your pet and offers discounts for first-time visits. Our experienced veterinarians treat cats, dogs, birds, rodents, and reptiles, and view your pet’s health as their top priority.