Obesity is common in pets, impacting their overall health and quality of life. The purpose of weight management is to identify a healthy weight range for your pet and create a plan to help them get there. We’ll work with you to make a plan that’s suitable for their age, breed, lifestyle and overall health.
How do I know if my pet needs to lose weight?
It can be hard to determine if your pet is overweight. Our veterinary team are the best people to assess your pet’s metrics and decide if they fall in a healthy weight range. Based on their age, weight, breed and lifestyle, we’ll determine a healthy weight for your pet and create a weight management plan. Pets who are obese tend to live shorter lives, since they are more susceptible to health conditions like diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and cancer. Helping your pet lose weight significantly improves their quality of life and ability to enjoy your company. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us at 403-938-4171.
How does weight management help with weight loss?
Weight management is a holistic plan aimed at not only promoting weight loss but restructuring your pet’s routine to create healthier habits. This includes:
- Introducing behavioural modifications like curbing begging
- Decreasing caloric intake
- Creating a consistent feeding schedule
- Limiting access to food outside of meal times
- Incorporating regular exercise
How can I support my pet’s weight loss?
It’s important to recognize that weight management is not a final destination, like a specific weight on the scale but a journey towards better health. Your pet’s weight will fluctuate throughout their lifetime but it’s important to maintain healthy habits throughout. Regardless of the plan we create for your pet, it’s important for you to follow it closely so they can see results.