Lehi Animal Hospital
380 East Main Street Suite A
Lehi, Utah 84043
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that obesity has increased dramatically in the United States during the past 20 years. While the CDC data describe the human population, other studies indicate that a substantial proportion of American pets also have become obese. Obesity has been reported to be the most common nutritional disorder in dogs, with an estimated prevalence of approximately 25%. (AVMA 2010)
As in people, Obesity in pets predisposes pet to heart disease, orthopedic disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, and other chronic diseases.
Along with exercise, the way we feed and what we feed is also very important. We recommend that your pet be feed specific meals each day based on a target weight. A target weight is the ideal weight your pet should be when in good shape.
The Hill's Pet food company has a newer weight loss diet called Hill's Metabolic Advanced Solutions.
This diet increases the metabolic rate of your pet which increases weight loss. This diet also has the benefit of a program that taylor's a weight loss plan specific to your pet.
If you wonder or know that your pet is over weight call us for an appointment to start your pet on the road to a healthy weight.
We offer county licenses for your pet from any city in Utah County.
**Does your pet need to be spayed or neutered?**
Call us, we perform spay and neuters every week day (M-F). Help control the pet population by scheduling your appointment today!
If you take your pet on walks in wooded areas or camping, remember to apply a tick preventative spot-on treatment. Call us today for our recommendation.
In the warm months with high mosquito population, it is important to have your pets tested for heartworm disease and to keep them on a preventative all year round.
Ask us about ProHeart6. ProHeart6 is an injection that prevents heartworm disease for 6 months. You will find this is more convenient for you and will better protect your pet!
Get your pets tested today!
You can also find heartworm preventatives and many other products on our online store at your convenience!