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Pet Nutrition and Diet

Keeping your pet at a healthy weight is an important part of your pet's health and vitality. A pet that is overweight or underweight may be experiencing an illness and may be more susceptible to disease and injury. Obesity is a complicating factor in heart conditions, arthritis, liver conditions and other ailments. We know the decision on what to feed and treat grows more difficult each day. There are literally thousands of brands available to the pet food consumer nowadays. Unfortunately, the majority of the marketing of some products is geared towards our human interests rather than what may actually be best for your pet. Please discuss your pet's nutrition and diet needs with us so that your pet will be a healthy as possible.

Cats

Pet Nutrition and Diet, EmaciatedEmaciated
Ribs visible on shorthaired cats; no palpable fat; severe abdominal tuck; lumbar vertebrae and wing of the illia easily palpated.

Pet Nutrition and Diet, ThinThin
Ribs easily palpable with minimal fat covering; lumbar vertebrae obvious; obvious waist behind ribs; minimal abdominal fat

Pet Nutrition and Diet, IdealIdeal
Well proportioned; observe waist behind ribs; ribs palpable with slight fat covering; abdominal fat minimal.

Pet Nutrition and Diet, HeavyHeavy
Ribs not easily palpated with moderate fat covering; waist poorly discernible; obvious rounding of abdomen; moderate abdominal fat pad.

Pet Nutrition and Diet, Grossly ObeseGrossly Obese
Ribs not palpable and under a heavy fat cover; heavy fat deposits over lumbar area, face, and limbs; distention of abdomen with no waist; extensive abdominal fat deposits.

Dogs

Pet Nutrition and Diet, EmaciatedEmaciated
Ribs, lumbar vertebrae, pelvic bones and all bony prominences evident from a distance. No discernible body fat. Obvious loss of muscle mass.

Pet Nutrition and Diet, ThinThin
Ribs easily palpable, with minimal fat covering. Waist easily noted, viewed from above. Abdomen tucked up when viewed from the side.

Pet Nutrition and Diet, IdealIdeal
Ribs palpable without excess fat covering. Waist observed behind ribs when viewed from above. Abdominal tuck evident.

Pet Nutrition and Diet, HeavyHeavy
Ribs palpable with difficulty, heavy fat cover. Noticeable fat deposits over lumbar area and base of tail. Waist absent or barely visible. Abdominal tuck may be absent.

Pet Nutrition and Diet, Grossly ObeseGrossly Obese
Massive fat deposits over thorax, spine and base of tail. Waist and abdominal tuck absent. Fat deposits on neck and limbs. Obvious abdominal distension.

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24000 W. Dayfield Drive Unit 102, Plainfield, IL 60586

815-439-8700

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