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Big & Beautiful: Tailoring a Wellness Plan for Large Breed Dogs

When you welcome a large-breed dog into your family, it's an exciting journey but comes with unique responsibilities. Our vets in Torrance will cover crucial topics such as nutrition, exercise, and joint health, addressing their dietary needs, exercise requirements, and preventative measures.

Wellness for Large Breed Puppy

It is essential to provide a balanced diet to large-breed puppies to support their rapid growth while preventing issues like excessive weight gain. When selecting puppy food, opt for a formula specifically designed for large breeds.

Such formulations typically contain controlled calcium and phosphorus levels, promoting healthy bone development without causing excessive growth.

Overall Wellness for Large Breed 

As your large-breed puppy grows, adjusting its wellness plan is important. Adult large dogs often experience joint problems and obesity. Maximize their overall health by following these guidelines.

  • Balanced Nutrition: Ensure your dog receives a well-balanced diet appropriate for age, weight, and activity level. High-quality dog food with real meat as the primary ingredient can contribute to overall health.
  • Regular Exercise: Large breeds require regular, moderate exercise to maintain a healthy weight and prevent boredom. Tailor activities to your dog's specific needs, considering their breed characteristics and energy levels.
  • Joint Health Supplements: Large breeds are prone to joint problems like hip dysplasia and arthritis. Incorporate joint health supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin into their diet to support joint function and reduce the risk of mobility issues.

Preventative Measurement for Large Dogs 

To avoid joint problems in larger dog breeds, it's important to take preventative measures. One of the most crucial steps is to keep your dog at a healthy weight by monitoring and adjusting their diet and exercise regularly.

It's also recommended to schedule regular visits to the vet to detect any potential health issues early on, which allows for timely interventions.

During exercise, make sure to engage your dog in low-impact activities, such as walking or swimming, to protect their joints, especially during growth phases.

Wellness Plan for Large Breed Dogs

We prioritize the health and well-being of your pets by offering Wellness Plans for Dogs and Cats of all sizes. These plans are designed to provide proactive and cost-effective preventive care. Regular check-ups serve as comprehensive health checks, allowing us to detect and treat emerging health issues and assess your pet's diet for optimal nutrition.

At Torrance Companion Animal Hospital, we offer Cat and Dog Wellness Plans to cover the needs of pets of all sizes, shapes, and ages. Our Dog Wellness Plans are available for small, medium, large, and extra-large dogs, while our Cat Wellness Plans cater to the needs of both indoor and outdoor cats.

Our Wellness Plans include a range of preventive annual and biannual wellness procedures, such as wellness exams, parasite testing, and parasite prevention. These plans also allow your veterinary team to get to know your beloved pet while monitoring their overall health regularly.

Since your vet has the best understanding of your pet's healthcare needs, they can let you know whether a Pet Wellness Plan is a good investment for your pet that could save you money in the long run. Animals with special needs, such as senior cats and dogs, new puppies and kittens, and pets with chronic or recurring issues, benefit from routine vet care, including early detection screenings, necessary preventive vaccinations, and physical examinations.

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.

Contact us to learn about our wellness plans that prioritize your pet's health and save your wallet. Contact our veterinarians in Torrance today!

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We look forward to meeting your precious pet at Torrance Companion Animal Hospital.

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