Overweight Dog Help

Guidance on nutrition to support and maintain your pet's overall health and well-being.

Just like people, our pets can become overweight easily. It’s important to maintain a balanced diet and monitor your pet’s weight regularly. There are many different diet options to maintain or achieve a healthy weight. If you are concerned because your pet is overweight or is gaining weight, our vets will be able to help you determine if your dog is simply eating too many treats or if there may be an underlying health issue that could be the cause of the weight gain.

When is a dog considered to be overweight?

Your veterinarian will do a full assessment of your dog’s body condition to determine if they are overweight and what their ideal body weight would be at their age.

Are some breeds prone to obesity?

Some dog breeds can become overweight easier than others but in general, preventing obesity is always possible. A mix of low-calorie food and daily exercise can help prevent excessive weight gain in any dog.

Why should my dog have a weight loss consultation at the hospital?

Just like humans, being overweight can be the stem of many other health concerns in dogs. Keeping your dog at an appropriate weight can help your dog live a long and happy life. At our clinic, we offer a metabolic feeding plan that helps calculate calorie intake based on size and breed of dog. We can help map out your pet’s weight loss and keep them on track.

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