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Weight Management for Pets

Keeping your pet at their ideal weight range and size with a safe diet regimen.

Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial for the overall well-being and longevity of our beloved pets. Just as in humans, excess weight in pets can lead to a myriad of health issues, including diabetes, joint problems, heart disease, and reduced quality of life. That's why implementing a well-rounded weight management plan is of utmost importance. By providing proper nutrition, regular exercise, and close monitoring, we can help our furry friends achieve and maintain an ideal weight, ensuring they lead happy, active, and vibrant lives by our side.

What are the risks associated with obesity?

Being even just slightly overweight can lead to serious health issues for your pet, so obesity should not be taken lightly. Pets who are 5 pounds or more above their ideal body weight are at risk for various medical conditions such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoarthritis and faster degeneration of affected joints
  • High blood pressure
  • Many types of cancer

How do I know if my pet is overweight?

Identifying if your pet is overweight can be challenging as every pet may have a different appearance and weight distribution. Some pets may appear wider in the stomach or have a visible pouch when they start gaining weight. It is best to consult a veterinarian to determine if your pet is carrying an unhealthy amount of fat.

How can obesity be treated?

Limiting calorie intake and increasing physical activity is commonly thought of as the solution to obesity, but this approach may not always be appropriate for pets. Dogs that have been obese for a long period may experience osteoarthritis or soft tissue injuries due to the strain of movement. Similarly, overweight cats are at risk of developing diabetes mellitus, hepatic lipidosis, gastrointestinal disorders, and skin problems. Weight loss can often help to address these issues. To find the best diet plan for your solution, book an appointment with our team and we will curate a special plan for your pet.

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