Dog Nutrition/Weight Management

  • Prevent Obesity: Extra pounds burden the heart, kidneys, muscles and joints, decreasing life expectancy 30-50%. Ask us about the different options for foods that help with weight management.
  • Fresh, Clean Water: As with humans, water consumption is very important for a healthy body. Your dog needs access to plenty of fresh, clean water at all times.
  • Poop patrol: Scoop your dog’s poop at least every other day and watch for changes such as softer stools. This will help you stay on top of your dog’s health and help keep the rest of your family healthy.
  • Comprehensive Physical Examinations: Since pets age 5-7 times faster than we humans do, we recommend a thorough physical examination AT LEAST once a year. At Central Texas Animal Hospital your dog’s annual visit includes a detailed medical history along with a “nose to tail” physical examination. Once your dog is a “senior,” (about 8 years old) it is recommended that he come to see us at least twice a year.
  • We also recommend an annual Fecal Parasite Screen to rule out or treat intestinal parasites, some of which can be contagious to humans.