Weight Management for Pets

Extra weight can create health complications for your pet and negatively impact their overall quality of life. Losing weight and getting in shape can not only add years to your pet’s life, it can also make those extra years together more enjoyable. Our veterinary team will create a plan – along with your input – to help your pet reach a healthy weight. 

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Why does my pet need weight management?

Even a few extra pounds can put your pet at risk of developing a range of health issues. The goal of weight management is to minimize the risk of your pet developing any of the following health conditions associated with obesity: 

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Joint injuries
  • High blood pressure
  • Cancer 

How does weight management work?

Based on your pet’s breed, age, lifestyle and metrics, we’ll determine a healthy weight for them. Weight management isn’t just a weight loss plan but a series of behavioural and lifestyle modification to improve your pet’s long term health. Their weight management plan will include exercises and a special diet with an updated caloric intake you should be helping your pet to follow everyday. Though there are pet weight loss plans on the market, weight management is based on our veterinary expertise and your pet’s individual needs. We’ll also regularly check in with your pet to make adjustments to the plan as needed. If you’re interested in booking an appointment please contact us at 705-753-0324.

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