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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    • Terry L. EvansTerry L. Evans

      The staff is very friendly and helpful. They are all so kind and care about their customers, both 2 and four legged ones! Lol! Dr Judge is always very patient and thorough with the animals. We drive from Oakdale to see Dr Judge in Ceres. It's an hour round trip to come to the Ceres Veterinary Group. Not to mention the wait time and then office visit. They are worth it. Sadie and Bear say thank you for helping take such good care of them.

    • Collins-Juarez DeborahCollins-Juarez Deborah

      We took our Nemo to Ceres Vet with a friends recommendation . So glad we made that choice. Very courteous and friendly not to mention how informational Dr Bettencourt was to us!

    • Unique PinkyUnique Pinky

      I was a little unhappy with unexpected cost to get my Pink Princess better. However, I want to say that Ceres Veterinary Clinic has some amazing doctors and staff. I love how they care for your animal. It so cute how you see your dog name on the board outside when you walk up. They provide 5 star service! I'm very pleased with them.

    • 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.

    • Lori HabeckLori Habeck

      open very convenient hours, very helpful staff, very informative.

    • Sam MendoncaSam Mendonca

      If you want your pet to feel at home and in your heart know that it is well taken care of, no matter what the problem is, this is the place to take your loved one and know all is well.

    • Sheila ElizabethSheila Elizabeth

      Dr. Bettencourt and his staff are the best. I would never consider taking any of my furry family members any place else. From toe nail clippings to major surgeries, etc. you will not find a more compassionate and caring staff.

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