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Overweight Pets

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The Problems

  • Excessive deposition of body fat has detrimental effects on health and longevity.
  • Excessive weight causes or exacerbates specific orthopedic, endocrine, cardiovascular and neoplastic diseases.
  • These may include traumatic and degenerative orthopedic disorders, congestive heart failure, and a predisposition to diabetes mellitus or worsening of the condition.
  • Overweight dogs have an increased risk of developing transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.
  • Obesity causes increased risk for anesthetic complications and decreased heat tolerance and stamina.

The Solution

  • Our Aim is to improve the quality of your pets life and avoid paying money to correct problems in the future.
  • A successful weight reduction program is a multi-step process that requires - Commitment, A feeding plan, an exercise plan and patient monitoring.
  • Regular check ups are vital to prevent the program failing. It allows an opportunity to adjust both the exercise and the amount being fed, so that the weight loss is maintained and to ensure that it proceeds at a reasonable rate. After weight loss is achieved it will be necessary to stabilize the calorific intake of your pet at its reduced weight to ensure weight is not regained.

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