Weight Management

It’s easy to make light of having a podgy pet (pun intended!), but the reality is there are serious repercussions for overweight and obese pets.

Extra weight is a significant danger to health increasing the risk of serious diseases such as

  •  Arthritis
  •  Joint problems
  •  Heart disease
  •  Respiratory disease
  •  Diabetes mellitus

 

Studies with dogs have shown those on a controlled diet with lower weight and body fat can live TWO YEARS longer than those whose diet and weight aren’t controlled…

If your pet is lacking a waist, or those ribs are hard to find, then a consultation with one of our Vets is a good idea.  A full health check will be performed to check for any underlying diseases, which could be contributing to a weight problem.  Once a clean bill of health has been given, we can work with you and your pet to design a weight loss program to head towards a healthy target weight.  If a significant weight loss is needed, this is best achieved through use of a prescription weight loss diet.  These diets are low in fat and calories, but high in fibre to help your pet feel fuller for longer. 

We also run regular weight clinics with our nurses, this is FREE to join and is great support and shows you your pets results, keeping your pet on track.... safely!