Weight Control Program
Overweight and obese animals are prone to urinary tract infections, heart disease, diabetes and often have skin irritation and joint issues. As well, if your overweight pet needs to go under anesthetic there is an increased risk. It is easy to see why it is important to not let your pet get overweight.
It is estimated that over 50% of household pets are overweight. Click on Pet Obesity Prevention to see what a healthy weight for your pet is. A body condition scoring chart can be a big help in determining whether or not your pet is overweight
At Central Animal Hospital, we have a dedicated veterinary technologist who focuses particularly on pet nutrition. In order to help your pet achieve a healthy weight, book a consultation with our expert. She will help you determine the calories and fibre they need, as well as help setting up an exercise regime. She can take you through best practices for feeding your pet, and help you make healthy lifestyle choices that will ensure your pet has all the tools necessary to reach and maintain a healthy weight. We carefully monitor the progress of your pet over time with regular weigh-ins and follow up appointments – your dog or cat’s own personalized weight loss program.