Pet Diet and Weight Management
Reasons why your pet needs diet and weight management
Nutrition is very important for maintaining your pet’s good health, with many common health issues arising from pets not getting the right nutrients or balance in their diet. These include issues such as:
- Arthritis, brittle bones and joint disease
- Heart disease
- Skin and coat problems
- Low energy
- Kidney problems
Overweight and Obese Pets:
Weight is becoming a major health issue for pets for a number of reasons. Lifestyle changes or even sudden stresses or anxieties can cause weight gain in pets. In many cases pets are being given an excessive amount of food or are being fed a food that does not suit their nutritional requirements. We are getting more accustomed to seeing very overweight pets and therefore our own understanding of what is a healthy weight has become very blurred. As these changes can occur slowly, owners might not even realise their pet’s weight gain until it has already become a problem.
How a regular health check works
Overweight or obese pets can develop health issues such as joint and heart problems due to excess strain. To tackle weight problems, your pet should be assessed at our vet clinic, where it will be weighed and put on a prescription diet and/or exercise regime.
Regular checking in on your pet’s progress will allow us to tailor a specific plan to get your pet back to its fittest, healthiest and happiest.