Canine Care in Westport MA
Acoaxet Veterinary Hospital Canine Care
Annual wellness exams keep your dog as healthy as possible!
Whether you have a new puppy, an adult dog or a senior dog, wellness care is the key to keeping your dog healthy. Bringing your dog to see one of our veterinarians for regular wellness exams is the very best way you can assure longer life and the highest quality of life for your dog. The wellness exam is an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns you have about your dog’s health with one of our veterinary professionals. Topics ranging from nutrition, allergies, and bad breath, to mobility issues, risk of infections and any lifestyle and age related changes, are all important for your dog’s health, and our veterinarians’ expertise is at your disposal.
For more information about wellness care for your dog, please click on the link that best describes the age of your dog.
Get Fit—Regular Exercise is Good for your Dog
Exercise provides your dog with mental stimulation, improved circulation, toned muscles and strong bones. It is also a bonding moment for you and your dog. Owners should take their dog for a walk at least one 20 minute walk per day. Providing an active lifestyle for your dog will also help eliminate bad behaviors caused by boredom and excess energy. Exercise provides dogs with mental stimulation, improved circulation, toned muscles and strong bones. Dogs of all breeds, sizes and shapes will benefit from exercise. Please talk to us about starting an exercise program for your dog, especially if you have a puppy or a senior dog.
Proper Nutrition is Important Throughout your Dog’s Lifetime
A complete and balanced diet is essential for your dog throughout their lifetime. As dogs age, their nutritional needs change. Puppies and younger dogs need diets to support a more active lifestyle and healthy, growing bones and muscles. Senior dogs benefit from fewer calories. We can offer recommendations for the most nutritious foods for your pet according to your dog’s age, weight and current health.
Maintaining your dog’s ideal body weight can improve his or her life expectancy. A dog that is overweight or underweight may be experiencing an illness and may be more susceptible to disease and injury. If you pet is overweight, there are many things you can do to help him get back into shape. Speaking with us is the first place to start. Please give us a call today to schedule an appointment for your overweight dog.