A treat here and there may seem harmless when your pet looks so cuddly and adorable, but they may be doing more harm than good. As pet parents ourselves, we know how hard it can be to resist spoiling your pet, but we also understand that weight management is more than a diet or going on longer walks. That’s where we come in! Our team is here to help you find what works best for your pet so we can get them to a healthy weight. Simply call us at 604-885-2309 to learn more.
How do I know if my pet is overweight?
Looks can be deceiving. Not all pets are the same and it can be difficult to understand what ‘normal’ looks like but the best way to know is to bring them in for a physical exam. Certain conditions like thyroid disease can also cause rapid weight loss/gain in pets. Our veterinary team can help diagnose and determine a healthy weight for your pet that takes into account their breed, health status and lifestyle. From there we would customize a weight management plan tailored to their needs that goes beyond more than just what or how much they eat.
How does weight affect my pet’s health?
Being overweight can put your pet at risk of developing serious medical conditions and cause strain on their body. Some common diseases that can shorten their lifespan that we would work to prevent include:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure