Just like us, our furry friends can suffer from obesity and weight problems. Thankfully we can have complete control over what our pets eat and how much they exercise. Obesity is the most common nutritional disorder our pets face, and can lead to a number of health problems including diabetes, hip dysplasia, arthritis, and cancer. Obese and overweight animals live an average of 3 years less than non-obese dogs and cats.
The best way to get our pets to lose weight is to increase the exercise they get and to reduce the amount of food they eat, including cutting down on treats and table scraps, or to switch to a weight loss diet such as Hill’s Metabolic. We have a number of weight loss foods available in clinic and we are happy to devise a weight loss plan for your pet, including regular weight checks.