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Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic

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55 Mowry Avenue
Fremont, CA 94536
Phone: 510-797-2323
Fax: 510-792-6890

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am6:00pm
Thursday8:00am6:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am12:30pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Do you know how to tell if your pet is overweight? Obesity affects at least half of the dog and cat population in America. Obesity affects several components of our pet’s health.  It affects their joints, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, etc. Luckily, there are several inexpensive ways to help our pets lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight.

fatKitty.jpgMany people think that dogs and cats need to weigh a specific amount, but the best way to tell if your pet is obese (or too thin) is to use a body scoring system. This is easily understood and should be reviewed on a pet-to-pet basis with your veterinarian.

The number one reason our pets are obese is uncontrolled food portions. Many people give a scoop in the morning or in the evening or perhaps they leave the food bowl full. The key is portion control: measure out the portions you serve your pet. In addition to controlling meal sizes, it’s also important to control the amount of treats our pets get. Also, pets should never receive table scraps. Table scraps can cause serious illness including pancreatitis, strangulation, etc.

While speaking your veterinarian to determine a healthy diet, you can also discuss a healthy exercise regimen. It is important to speak with your veterinarian prior to making these lifestyle changes to eliminate potential illnesses. There are some health conditions that can cause your pet to become obese such as hypothyroidism in dogs, or diabetes in cats. In addition, we need to make sure your pet’s heart, lungs, etc. are strong enough to tolerate exercise.

For more information about weight management, please call our office at (510) 797-2323.

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Testimonial

Fabulous vets and staff. Drive out of my way to get to office because they treat my many pets so well. Wouldn't want to trust my fur babies to anybody else.

- Jackie A. / Fremont, CA

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am6:00pm
Thursday8:00am6:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am12:30pm
SundayClosedClosed

For after hour emergencies, we recommend Ohlone Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Fremont. Call them at (510) 657-6620, or visit them online at OhloneVetEmergencyClinic.com

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Meet The Veterinarian

Meet The Team "I attended veterinary school at Michigan State University, graduated in 1978, and moved immediately to California with my husband. I have been in practice in Alameda County since then, and have been here at Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic since 1994. In my spare time, I have been president of the local county veterinary association, and also" Read More

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