Body Condition Score

How to Body Condition Score Your Pet

Concerns about Diet or Nutrition

Topics to consider discussing with our staff at CVH if you are concerned about your pet’s nutrition or eating habits

– Feeding several smaller meals throughout the day vs. one or two larger meals

– Separate food and water (especially if more than one pet — give each pet their own area to eat/drink)

– Dogs eating too quickly


– Puzzle bowl inserts


– Cat Food: the pros and cons of dry vs. wet food

Overweight Pets

Advice if your pet is considered overweight:

1) How to Tell if You Have an Overweight Dog

2) Healthy, Safe Snacks to Help Your Pet Slim Down

3) Pets in the Garden

4) Fruits & Vegetables Dogs Can and Can’t Eat

5) 5 Human Foods Cats Can Eat