Whistle + Wellness: Dr. Jeff on Pet Health
Whistle believes our relationship with pets is one of the most important bonds we have in life, and that a better understanding of our animals' health is critical to strengthening that connection. In order for owners and vets to have access to the latest pet health and wellness information, we present the "Whistle + Wellness" series.
In our ongoing "Whistle + Wellness" series, Whistle's network of veterinarians, academics, pet care providers, pet experts and everyday owners will discuss tips about nutrition, activity, preventative care and much more.
To kick off our series, we have Dr. Jeff Werber, Founder of Century Vet in Los Angeles and member of Whistle's Veterinary Council, discussing his overall goals as a caretaker and some of the key issues facing our pets today.
Three Key Takeaways from Dr. Jeff:
The most common health challenge is that pet owners don't understand what they should be doing to support their pets as they go through the different life stages.
Obesity is the #1 nutritional disease affecting our pets. An estimated 50% of dogs in the US are overweight, living 2.5 years shorter lives on average.
Adequate exercise and understanding of activity and rest patterns help address a dog's behavioral and health related issues.
Jun 2, 2013