It is so easy to spoil your cat or dog by giving into adorable pleas for more food but too much can affect their health. Sure, your dog or cat looks so cute when they are chunky but overtime the weight will be a burden for them. To ensure that our patients lose excess weight in a healthy way, our team creates weight loss plans for individual pets. To enroll your pet in our weight loss program, please call us at 780-428-8802.
How does excess weight affect my pet's health?
You may notice excess fat hanging from their belly or their waist getting broader than their shoulders but a lot more could be challenging for your pet. Overweight or obese pets have a higher chance of developing a certain illness because it's difficult for their organs to function. Excess weight often means that your pet may develop the following conditions:
- High blood pressure
- Kidney failure
What is weight management?
We know it can be difficult for pets to lose weight; various conditions can contribute to this, such as stress, congestive heart failure, arthritis, thyroid disease, etc. can cause rapid weight gain. Our weight management program uses various holistic techniques to help them reach a healthy weight. The veterinarian will consider your pet's weight and medical history to determine what is a healthy weight for them. Instead of aiming for fast results proper weight management leads to steady and long-term results. Your pet's personalized weight management may include:
- Nutrient-rich foods
- Managing portion sizes
- Scheduling their mealtimes
- Caloric intake
- Limiting their treats