Maintaining a healthy weight could prevent your pet from developing certain health conditions. By creating a weight management plan, we can work together to find nutritional alternatives, exercises, and supplements, that work best for your pet. Call us at 519-972-9000 to learn more about our weight management plans.
How do I know if my pet is overweight?
Knowing if your pet is overweight can be difficult because every pet is different. A healthy weight can look different for different breeds at different ages. The best way to know is to bring them in to see one of our veterinarians. Keeping in mind your pet’s breed, age, lifestyle and medical status, we can determine the ideal body weight for your pet and create a weight management plan to maintain it.
What are the risks of my pet being overweight?
Extra body weight can put your pet at risk of developing diseases and can shorten their lifespan. That is why we recommend regular checkups so our veterinarians can closely monitor your pet’s overall health and meet all their nutritional and medical needs. Some common diseases we would work to prevent include:
- Heart, kidney, and liver disease
- High blood pressure