Weight management is more than just how much your pet eats or exercises. It’s about what works for your pet and their body. Our team is here to help you find healthier alternatives, so your pet can look their best and feel their best, both inside and out. Call us at 905-579-4040 to learn more.
How does being overweight affect my pet?
It can be hard to tell if your pet is just adorably fluffy or overweight. Being overweight can shorten your pet’s lifespan and put them at risk of developing serious health issues. Some common diseases we would work to prevent include:
- High blood pressure
- Heart and respiratory disease
- Joint injuries
How can I help my pet lose weight?
The good news is that you don’t have to worry about figuring this out on your own. With the help of our veterinarians, we will work with you to create a weight management plan tailored to your pet’s needs. It’s not as simple as putting your pet on a strict diet. Keeping in mind their weight, breed, age, lifestyle and health status, we’ll recommend nutritional foods, exercises and techniques to help them get to a healthier weight. This can be as simple as creating a feeding schedule and sticking to it or rewarding good behaviour with playtime instead of treats.