In addition to proper dental care, nutrition is one of the cornerstones of a healthy dog or cat. Did you know estimates indicate that approximately half of all pets in the United States are considered overweight or obese? Pets that are overweight face many of the same medical problems faced by people who overeat. Diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease and arthritis can all strike overweight people as well as pets. Sadly studies have shown overweight pets live 2-3 years less than their normal weight peers. Our doctors and staff have years of experience to determine the proper diet and portions for pets. Schedule an appointment with Lakewood Veterinary Center and have your pet evaluated today!