Weight Management

By achieving a healthy weight, your cat or dog will be less likely to develop underlying issues.

Obesity is a major concern among pets. Over-feeding your pet is not giving them the best care that they need as this causes health issues. Unfortunately, many pet owners are not aware that their pets are overweight. A healthy weight for your loyal companion is determined by their age, breed and size. Our veterinarians can provide support and treatment to help your pets get to a healthy weight.

What happens when my pet is overweight?

When your pet is overweight their organs struggle to function. The extra body fat slows down your furry friend and they become less active. This may result in diseases and health issues. Overweight pets commonly suffer from:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Urinary bladder stones
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer

How can I control my pet’s weight?

The best course of action would be to work with a veterinarian. You don’t want to try diets on your own and deprive your pet of the nutrients they need. If your loyal companion is overweight, our team will develop a nutrition and weight management plan that will help your pet reach a healthier weight. At home you may also encourage your pets to exercise, schedule their meal times and follow their special diet. Call us at 905-727-3003 so we can create a prescription diet for your pet.

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