When it comes to taking care of your pet, a yearly trip to the vet is all you need, right? Wrong! Though annual visits to your cat or dog's doc are essential for maintaining their health and well-being, there are many more things you should be doing for Fido and Fluffy in order to keep them in tip-top shape. And since your pets can't tell you what they need, we did the next best thing: We talked to veterinarians across the country to get the scoop on everything they're thinking, wishing and disapproving of during your appointments. Read on to find out how you can boost your pet's health and make your trips to the vet easier and more productive.
1. Your pet isn't "extra-fluffy" or "big-boned." According to Bernadine Cruz, DVM, member of the Iams Pet Wellness Council, it is estimated that 40 percent of pets in the U.S. are overweight. Obesity in pets can cause a number of health problems, from heart disease to diabetes to skin inflammation. "I wish that moreRead More »from 10 Things Your Vet Won't Tell You