As your pet's guardian, one of the main ways you can care for them is by providing them with the best food you can. To give your pet a balanced and healthy life, they need nutritious foods in the right portions and a good amount of exercise. Many pet owners struggle with getting their pets to a healthy weight and that is why we have created a weight management program. Our team has created a judgment free zone where we reinvent your pet's lifestyle to make better choices that keep them healthy. Schedule an appointment at 905-844-3331 to discuss your pet's weight management.
How do I know my pet is overweight?
It is not always easy to tell if your pet is overweight, as each pet looks different and presents their weight differently. You may notice they are wider in their stomach or have a little pouch when they begin to gain weight. Your safest bet is to have a veterinarian examine them to determine if they are in fact carrying too much unhealthy fat.
What health risks are overweight pets prone to develop?
Overweight and obese pets are at risk of developing diseases that shorten their lifespan. Quite often they are diagnosed with the following health problems:
- Kidney and liver issues
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
What can be done to support my pet's weight loss?
Weight management for your pet will include lifelong changes. When your pet is overweight, it affects their mobility, breathing, and their energy. Weight management is designed to permanently fix those problems. Pet owners should always include a licensed veterinarian to support their pet's weight loss journey. Our veterinarians will consider your pet's current weight, age, their lifestyle, and medical history to determine a healthy weight for them. Then, they create a plan to get them to that weight. Their weight loss plan may include:
- Nutritious foods
- Feeding schedules
- Managing their portion sizes
- Reducing or removing high caloric foods and treats