Weight Management for Pets

Help your pet maintain a healthy weight with our weight management program.

Weight management is designed to keep your pet at a healthy size for their breed and age. Overfeeding your pets does them a lot of harm and can lead to severe health issues. Many pet owners are not aware that their pets are overweight for their breed. This is why it is important to have a veterinarian track every pound they gain as they grow. Our veterinarians will create special diets and exercises that will bring your pet to a healthy weight. At our clinic, we regularly provide treatment for illnesses associated with obesity. 

What health issues are associated with obesity?

When your pets are overweight, the excess body fat slows down their metabolism, which may lead to long-term damage and shorten their lifespan. Overweight pets may develop:

  • Arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Urinary bladder stones
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes

How can I control my pet’s weight?

Working with your veterinarian is the most important step. Cutting down your furry friend’s intake without a veterinarian’s perspective can be harmful. If your pet loses too much weight, it can become malnourished and develop fatty liver disease. The weight loss program created by your veterinarian will help your pets slim down moderately. You can also encourage your loyal companion to exercise, schedule their meal times and resist the urge to give them treats. To learn more about what you can do to help your overweight pet contact us at 519-641-8383.

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