DIETARY MANAGEMENT

Chula Vista Veterinarian Helps with Pet Dietary Management

resized_250x186_iStock_000000155397XSmallHere at South Bay Veterinary Hospital, we know the vital importance of pet dietary management, and we can help your pets receive the proper nutrition and foods they need forpet dietary management the longest, healthiest life. A number of chronic pet health problems stem from an improper diet. Our Chula Vista veterinarian is staffed with nurses and DVMs who can help prevent and treat those chronic issues as well as make recommendations on how to improve your pet’s diet and quality of life.

Obesity Common Cause of Pet Health Problems

Obesity is a common issue with pets who are eating too much and exercising too infrequently. In certain cases, obesity may stem from genetic or hormonal factors or be the result of specific diseases which our animal hospital can diagnose and treat. Excess weight can lead to a variety of pet health problems, many of which can be prevented and alleviated with a proper diet. Obesity puts extra pressure on your pet’s joints, which can lead to pain, limited mobility, and an increased risk of arthritis. Excess weight also forces the pet’s heart to work harder, which can increase the chances of heart disease. Breathing problems are another potential side effect of excess weight, as are issues with the skin and fur. Our Chula Vista vet can advise on the healthy target weight for your pet and a pet dietary management program that can help your pet achieve it.

Puppies and kittens have specific nutritional needs that benefit from pet dietary management. High-quality foods designed for the needs of puppies and kittens are a must at this crucial stage of growth. Our veterinarians can advise on the type and quantity of foods your puppy or kitten requires, along with any additional nutritional needs that should be met based on the breed and size of your pet. Puppies and kittens often need a more frequent feeding schedule than adult dogs and cats, with portion sizes always a factor.

Proper feeding schedules and portion sizes are always important for pets of all ages, and they can vary for pets based on the pet’s type and breed. Specific breeds of larger dogs, for instance, can have a tendency to develop gastric dilatation, also known as bloat or gastric torsion, when they eat large meals in a single sitting. Gastric dilatation can be a serious condition where the stomach twists and requires immediate care from our animal hospital. Surgery is often required to help correct the condition.

The goal of our Chula Vista veterinarians, Dr. Deo, Dr Hackman, Dr Sawyer, and Dr Abby is to help ensure your pets attain and remain in optimum health. Always feel free to ask our vet about your pet’s specific nutritional and dietary needs that can help your pet be as healthy as possible.

Testimonials

My Roxy from age 8 weeks old has been seeing Dr. Deo and the wonderful staff here and we would never consider going anywhere else. She’s now 3 years old with major allergies and they do everything possible to make her as comfortable and healthy. We are so blessed to have them all. Thank you everybody at SBV.

Tina Cuadra

5.0
2014-07-21T03:42:37+00:00

Tina Cuadra

My Roxy from age 8 weeks old has been seeing Dr. Deo and the wonderful staff here and we would never consider going anywhere else. She’s now 3 years old with major allergies and they do everything possible to make her as comfortable and healthy. We are so blessed to have them all. Thank you everybody at SBV.
I have been bringing my pets to South Bay Veterinary Hospital for 11 years. It would take a long time to tell you just how much I admire and appreciate everything that Dr. Deo and his wonderful staff have done for me and my pets. When I lost two of my kitties to heart failure and one to cancer, the compassion from Dr. Deo and Gina is what helped me get through the terrible loss. This Hospital cares a great deal about animals and their welfare and I have complete confidence in the staff and the veterinarians there.

Roxanne Shouse

5.0
2014-07-21T03:44:50+00:00

Roxanne Shouse

I have been bringing my pets to South Bay Veterinary Hospital for 11 years. It would take a long time to tell you just how much I admire and appreciate everything that Dr. Deo and his wonderful staff have done for me and my pets. When I lost two of my kitties to heart failure and one to cancer, the compassion from Dr. Deo and Gina is what helped me get through the terrible loss. This Hospital cares a great deal about animals and their welfare and I have complete confidence in the staff and the veterinarians there.
I originally went to Bonita Pet Hospital but, I was referred here for ear cropping. Dr. Deo did a great job! I really liked how dakota was treated by ALL the staff and that is very important to me. So this is my veterinary hospital from now on. I highly recommend South Bay Veterinary Hospital. The staff here make all the difference! Thank you all!

Alicia Hernandez

5.0
2014-07-21T03:45:13+00:00

Alicia Hernandez

I originally went to Bonita Pet Hospital but, I was referred here for ear cropping. Dr. Deo did a great job! I really liked how dakota was treated by ALL the staff and that is very important to me. So this is my veterinary hospital from now on. I highly recommend South Bay Veterinary Hospital. The staff here make all the difference! Thank you all!
At South Bay Veterinary Hospital, my dog Khalid recieves the best care. He also enjoys getting baths there. The staff has the best customer service, so much so I almost have to beg my dog to come home!

Michael Peterson

5.0
2014-07-21T03:45:38+00:00

Michael Peterson

At South Bay Veterinary Hospital, my dog Khalid recieves the best care. He also enjoys getting baths there. The staff has the best customer service, so much so I almost have to beg my dog to come home!
The South Bay Vets are highly knowledgeable and caring. I’ve felt very comfortable bringing my cats in for medical procedures.

V. Castro

5.0
2014-07-21T03:47:06+00:00

V. Castro

The South Bay Vets are highly knowledgeable and caring. I’ve felt very comfortable bringing my cats in for medical procedures.
We recommend you to take your pets there because you can feel the love that they have for animals. The doctors are very nice and they really care for the animals.

C. McMullen and Moses the hamster

5.0
2014-07-21T03:47:28+00:00

C. McMullen and Moses the hamster

We recommend you to take your pets there because you can feel the love that they have for animals. The doctors are very nice and they really care for the animals.
South Bay is the best care for Keiko, and the staff are all aces!

Joe Hattie and Robert Young

5.0
2014-07-21T03:52:21+00:00

Joe Hattie and Robert Young

South Bay is the best care for Keiko, and the staff are all aces!
This is the best Vet I have ever been to! You feel like family here and I would not take my pets to any other place!

Selene Cornejo

5.0
2014-07-21T03:53:51+00:00

Selene Cornejo

This is the best Vet I have ever been to! You feel like family here and I would not take my pets to any other place!
Everyone – front desk – vet assistants and Dr. Rozsa are all very caring and loving in the care of my 2 lab mix sisters: Traveling Shadow and Precious Tips – even to their passing AND now taking loving care of my 2 Himalayan brother/sister: Buddy Boy and Precious Lu Lu (“Lu).

Kathleen Stogsdall

5.0
2014-07-21T03:54:18+00:00

Kathleen Stogsdall

Everyone – front desk – vet assistants and Dr. Rozsa are all very caring and loving in the care of my 2 lab mix sisters: Traveling Shadow and Precious Tips – even to their passing AND now taking loving care of my 2 Himalayan brother/sister: Buddy Boy and Precious Lu Lu (“Lu).
I cannot thank South Bay Vet enough for taking care of my best friend, Midnight. We have been going there for 8 years now. They provide the best professional and personal service. I am forever grateful to them for the services we receive. I trust them to have the best interest for my best friend every time. They genuinely care about us. I always receive above and beyond services from South Bay Vet after all these years. their kindness and the outstanding extended services make me a loyal customer.

Jamie Teoh

5.0
2014-07-21T03:55:51+00:00

Jamie Teoh

I cannot thank South Bay Vet enough for taking care of my best friend, Midnight. We have been going there for 8 years now. They provide the best professional and personal service. I am forever grateful to them for the services we receive. I trust them to have the best interest for my best friend every time. They genuinely care about us. I always receive above and beyond services from South Bay Vet after all these years. their kindness and the outstanding extended services make me a loyal customer.
We have 4 cats, 1 with special needs as he is a diabetic. I wouldn’t even consider taking my babies to anyone other than SB Vet Hospital. Dr. Rozsa is truly the “Cat Whisperer.” Her compassion and knowledge are like none I’ve ever seen before and I’ve had pets my entire life.

Terry Buford

5.0
2014-07-21T03:56:17+00:00

Terry Buford

We have 4 cats, 1 with special needs as he is a diabetic. I wouldn’t even consider taking my babies to anyone other than SB Vet Hospital. Dr. Rozsa is truly the “Cat Whisperer.” Her compassion and knowledge are like none I’ve ever seen before and I’ve had pets my entire life.
I highly recommend South Bay Veterinary Hospital. Services and staff are outstanding!

B Kotary

5.0
2014-07-21T03:56:42+00:00

B Kotary

I highly recommend South Bay Veterinary Hospital. Services and staff are outstanding!
5.0
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