• Weight Management for Your Pet

    Most pets love to eat. From begging for treats to begging for scraps from your plate, many pets spend most of the day in search of their next snack. Because they’re so good at convincing you to give them just one more treat—and because they often love napping almost as much as they love eating—it’s easy for pets’ weight to get out of control. Unfortunately, being overweight is as dangerous for your pet as it is for you. The good news is that the veterinarians at Chastain Veterinary Medical Group can help with your pet’s weight management.

    At every appointment at our animal clinic, your pet will be weighed and examined so that the vet can assign him or her a body condition score. If your pet is found to be overweight, our team will give you advice for nutrition, exercise, behavior modifications, and toys that will help your pet drop the pounds and avoid weight-related medical conditions.

    Help your pet live a long and healthy life with the help of the veterinarians at Chastain Veterinary Medical Group. You can schedule a visit at our pet hospital in Dallas or McKinney by calling Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in McKinney at (972) 529-5033 or by calling Preston Road Animal Hospital in Dallas at (972) 239-1309.

  • How Often Should You Feed Your Dog?

    Dogs have a reputation for eating as much and as often as they can, but how often should you really be feeding your dog? Your dog’s eating habits are a big clue to his or her overall health, so be sure to talk to your veterinarian about establishing a good routine and signs of potential problems to be alert to.

    In most cases, dogs should eat two meals a day, usually in the morning and in the evening. However, dogs younger than five months should eat up to four times a day, or as recommended by your veterinarian. Older dogs may also need to change their eating schedules. At your next visit with your veterinarian, be sure to discuss any concerns you have about your pup’s eating habits, because every dog’s needs are unique.

    For comprehensive care for your dog, including dog teeth cleaning and spay and neutering service, choose Chastain Veterinary Medical Group. Our dedicated team of veterinarians provides preventive and emergency vet care in Dallas and McKinney for a wide range of animals. To make an appointment, dial (972) 239-1309 for Preston Road Animal Hospital in north Dallas or call (972) 529-5033 for Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in the McKinney/Frisco area of Texas.