In recent years, we have seen a rise in overweight pets. In fact, we have a dedicated technician who can counsel clients on which foods to feed their pet, what calories they need, and ways to enforce this at home. Learn more about our weight management services and schedule your pet’s next appointment by calling 250-376-7208.
What should I do if my pet is overweight?
Usually, pets who are carrying extra weight are simply getting too many calories and not enough exercise. In these cases, opting for a lower calorie diet and eliminating treats or “people foods” may be enough. That being said, the solution is not always that simple. Being overweight can also be a symptom of an underlying health condition. Therefore, the best thing to do is to schedule an appointment with our team so we can properly diagnose and provide the best course of action for your furry friend.
What happens during a weight management consultation?
Here at Central Animal Hospital, we offer one-on-one programs tailored for your dog or cat with our in-house dietary technician. During these consultations, you can express your concerns about your pet’s weight and after a detailed examination of their current physical state, our technician will create a weight loss plan for your pet and teach you how to achieve this at home.