Nutrition & Weight Management

We’d like to ask you a few simple questions:

  • What are you feeding your pet?
  • Are you really certain it’s meeting their nutritional needs?
  • What about weight? Do you know exactly what range is healthiest for your animal companion?

Good nutrition and a healthy weight play an important role in your pet’s overall health and well being. The problem is, with so many choices and variables involved, unless you’re trained in animal nutrition, making sure you’re achieving optimum nutrition and the right weight for your pet can be a challenge.

If you were unable to answer the above questions with confidence, you’re not alone. What you need is some guidance from a professional. The team at Ceres Veterinary Clinic is experienced in all aspects of pet nutrition and we want to help! We’ll start with a thorough analysis to help us determine your pet’s specific nutritional needs so that we can create a food plan that will meet those needs. When your pet is eating right, you’ll notice a significant improvement in overall health and performance.

Next, we’ll move on to address your companion’s weight. Animals that are overweight are at a much greater risk of developing a number of serious medical conditions, some of which can be life threatening. Conversely, if your pet is underweight, he or she will not be able to adequately maintain good health, strength and performance. We’ll evaluate your companion to determine exactly what weight range would be ideal, and then work with you to develop a plan to achieve that goal weight, as well as maintain it over time.

It’s important to note that nutrition and weight management is not a one-time deal. As pets age, their health care needs change, as do their nutritional needs. It’s important that we take the time to reassess your pet’s plan from time to time to ensure that it’s still meeting those needs on a consistent basis. That way, if changes need to be made, we can make them in a timely manner, improving the outcome for your pet.

Want to help bring out the very best in your animal companion? Start by investing in their nutrition and weight control needs. Let the dedicated team at Ceres Veterinary Clinic develop a customized diet and exercise plan that will help your pet achieve and maintain optimum health for life!

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    • Vicki RayVicki Ray

      Absolutely love Ceres Vet Clinic! Dr. Bettencourt and his whole staff are awesome! I have 4 furry babies ranging from 11 yrs. to 4 months old and I would never even consider taking them anywhere else. I just moved from Ceres to Stockton and even though the drive is longer, it is worth it. Lots of love and care is what you get at Ceres Veterinary Clinic and I highly recommend it!

    • Jennifer Purdom FortuneJennifer Purdom Fortune

      Dr. Cassiday and the rest of the staff are amazing!! One of my dogs suffers from seizures. Originally he was having 2-3 seizures every 3-4 weeks and there was a point last year where we didn't think he was going to make it. Dr. Cassiday worked hard to find a combination of medications that would work for our little guy. We just got home from our annual check up. I am happy to report Kilo is doing great and is 3.5 months seizure free. I can't thank everyone at Ceres Vet enough for everything they do!

    • Leslie TaylorLeslie Taylor

      Best vet around. Wonderful, caring staff, and doctors are great!

    • Beth SlavinBeth Slavin

      when we got our 6 week old Bassett hound we thought we had a healthy pup four days of having her she was sick and no vet would take us in Dr Cassidy welcomed us. none of us thought she would survive but here it is 2 years later and miss copper is healthy. Then we had to bring in our english mastiff with possibilities of having to either amputate or put her down. today miss molly mae is fully recovered with all four legs.

    • Lorene Stanton BrinkLorene Stanton Brink

      The staff are so friendly and helpful. They treated our dogs and kitten like they were their own animals. Highly recommend them.

    • Mila B.Mila B.

      Amazing! The staff is always so welcoming and friendly from the moment you walk into the office to the moment you leave. This veterinary clinic is unlike...

    • Cynthia BarberCynthia Barber

      Everyone at the clinic is caring and professional. My two poodle children are in very good hands. Other clinics animal and "people" could learn from the Staff and Vets at Ceres Veterinary Clinic