Malverne, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2013
Obesity is a growing concern, and it affects pets just as much as it does people. October 9 is Pet Obesity Awareness Day and pet owners are encouraged to read up on this growing concern.
Assisi Veterinary Hospital is a full-service, state-of-the-art facility offering the very best in pet care, including obesity management, located on Long Island, New York.
Obesity is the accumulation of excess energy stored as fat. It happens when pets take in more calories than they need and use and it can develop without pet owners even realizing it. Treats and table food must be taken into account when determining how many calories pets consume each day. Those calories add up too.
Similarly, obesity can lead to diabetes, heart disease, hypothyroidism, and arthritis in pets too. Obesity is defined as weighing 30 percent or greater than the ideal body weight. It is usually diagnosed using charts and body scoring. For pets, this is done through visual appearance, determining whether or not ribs can be easily felt, abdominal viewing, whether there is an hourglass shape or not, and whether or not bones protrude near the tail, as well as to what extent.
With nutritional advances today, an effective weight loss program for pets can be found when owners work with their veterinarian. This can be done through a specific diet and exercise regimen. Weight loss is a matter of persistence and diligence for both pets and their owners.
Assisi Veterinary Hospital, located at 250 Hempstead Ave. in Malverne, N.Y., is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.assisivh.com, or call 516-256-0022.
About the company:
Assisi Veterinary Hospital is a full-service, state-of-the-art facility offering the very best in high quality care for all pet's needs. With their fully-licensed, caring and kindhearted staff, they will care for pets as if they were their own. The animal hospital boasts a staff of over 18 fully-trained professionals. Assisi also offers services such as pet boarding and pet grooming. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.assisivh.com.