When it comes to weight management, getting to a healthy weight is more than just a diet or exercise. Our team is dedicated to helping you find what works best for your pet’s body, so they can always feel as good as they look. To book a weight management consultation, simply call us at 403-242-0045 to learn more.
How do I know if my pet is overweight?
Maintaining a healthy weight looks different for all pets. It all depends on several factors such as their breed, age, health status, and lifestyle. This makes it hard to determine whether or not your pet is overweight. The best way to know is to bring them in to see one of our veterinarians so we can examine them and create a weight management plan tailored to their needs. Rapid weight loss or weight gain could also indicate an underlying condition which is why we recommend bringing your pet in for routine checkups. This allows us to keep an eye on their overall health.
How does my pet’s weight affect their health?
Having that extra bit of weight can shorten your pet’s lifespan and put them at risk of developing serious health issues. It can also cause strain on their bodies, making it harder for them to do the things they once loved. Some common diseases we work to prevent include:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure