Feeding the correct diet to your pet is important for a long and healthy life. Our veterinary nurses are trained to give expert advice regarding pet nutrition. Obesity can cause many health problems for dogs and cats incuding heart disease, joint problems, diabetes, respiratory problems, increased surgical risk and decreased quality of life.
If you feel your pet may be overweight, feel free to come into our hospital and one of our nurses can assess your pet and recommend a weight loss program to suit your pets' needs.
How do you know if your pet is over weight?
You may have noticed some of these changes:
• Their ribs can't be felt without applying a fair amount of pressure
• Your pet is obsessed with food
• Your pet is inactive most of the time
• There is a loss of an obvious waist and perhaps a belly wobble!
• You have had to loosen your pet's collar numerous times over the past year
What happens at a pet weight loss visit?
One of our trained veterinary nurses will prepare a free weight loss program for your pet. They will set target weight goals and also supply you with a nutritional plan and an exercise program. The program and your pet's targets will be based on their age, breed, health and individual needs.
We will recommend you visit us approximately every 3 weeks for a free weigh in to make sure your pet is on track and to discuss any concerns or queries you may have.
Please call us today if you would like to take advantage of this free service!