Your pet may have been referred to our FREE Veterinary Nurse led weight management clinic, in most cases after seeing a Veterinary Surgeon, or you may just have concerns and questions about your pet’s weight.
On your first visit to the weight clinic, your pet will be weighed and their body condition assessed. We will also discuss your pets current diet, treats and exercise levels. From this information an initial target will be created, which may change throughout the journey following regular assessments. An initial easy-to-follow feeding and exercise plan will be created for your pet using the information obtained. Don’t worry, treats can still be worked into this plan!
Obesity is the most common form of malnutrition in pets, with 1 in 3 of our pets overweight. Consequences of obesity include increased risks of developing heart disease, diabetes mellitus and arthritis. Sadly this can decrease their quality of life and can ultimately shorten life expectancy by up to 2 years.
With the plan in place, regular assessments and support provided whenever needed, your pet will then be on the way to a happier and healthier life!