Posts in Category: Exercise Nutrition & Obesity
Training a Pet Not to Beg? Possible (and Easier Than You Might Think)
When a pet figures out the link between begging and a food reward, you have reached a point of no return. From then on, pets might resort to begging to get what they want, despite owner exasperation and impatience. It works because they look so cute doing it (and all we want is to make them happy), but there are many reasons why owners should discourage begging. In fact, training a pet not to beg is actually better for their overall health and well-being.Continue…
November is National Pet Diabetes Month
One in four adult dogs and one in five adult cats have diabetes—a condition that occurs when your pet’s body can’t produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. It’s fatal if left untreated, and there’s no cure.Continue…
5 Facts and Myths About Pet’s Weight
Keeping your pet at a healthy weight is the cornerstone of a healthy and prolonged life. It can be easy to accidentally overfeed your pet or let them indulge in one too many treats. Since each breed has a different “healthy” weight, it can be difficult to know the sweet spot for your pet. The team at Mobile Vet M.D. has put together this list of five facts and myths about your pet’s weight to help you keep your furry friend healthy.
Pet Weight Myth: My Pet is Supposed to Be “Naturally Chubby”Continue…
It’s About Time! DIY Pet Treats For All Seasons
The simple act of treating a pet to something tasty feels good. We have the power to satisfy them and we are rewarded with their gratitude. Until, that is, they beg and plead for more.
While it’s critical not to over-indulge pets, treating them to something yummy can become part of the daily routine (especially if you’re using treats in training). To eliminate some of the fillers, preservatives, and artificial flavors that can abound in commercial products, you can create your own delicious DIY pet treats to show how much you love them.Continue…
Nutritious or Nonsense: The Facts About Fad Diets for Dogs
If you peruse the pet food aisle at your favored pet supply store, you may notice that there are a multitude of brands and diets that claim to be the healthiest diet around. But are they any better than a standard commercial diet for your dog?
Our pets are of great importance to us and, of course, we want to give them excellent nutrition with quality ingredients and all of the vitamins and minerals they need. So, it’s natural to want to feed your best friend the highest quality in dog food.
The team at Mobile Vet MD wants to help you separate fact from fiction when it comes to fad diets for dogs so we can get to the button of which food options are best for your pet.Continue…
Lights, Camera, Action! How to Entertain Your Indoor Cat
Cats can sometimes come off like they’re a little… unimpressed? Indeed, just try to capture your cat’s attention with a string or piece of yarn, only to be greeted with a ‘meh’.
While your cat may temporarily convince you that your efforts are nothing short of miraculous, they’ll eventually yawn and simply strut away. In this way, it can feel impossible to adequately entertain your indoor cat. However, figuring out what makes them “tick” is a worthwhile endeavor that leads to the peak of feline happiness.Continue…
Pet Diabetes: How You Can Help Your Pet
All pets have their own behavioral characteristics, but most of the time it’s easy to tell when something is wrong. Sure, many pets will hide signs of illness from even their closest people, but with pet diabetes, keep an eye out for excessive thirst, urination, and weight loss.
Pet diabetes is one of the most common conditions in pets today, with 1 in 300 dogs and 1 in 231 cats being affected. Early detection and diligent management are the key components to preventing long term complications.
Mobile Vet M.D has everything you need to know about pet diabetes, right here!