Weight Management for Pets

Help your pet maintain a healthy weight with our weight management program.

It's easy to overfeed your pet as it's difficult to say no to them. But overfeeding your pet can lead to health issues that shorten their life. Many pet owners don't know that each pet has an ideal body weight based on their breed and size. When your pet is over their ideal weight, they are considered overweight or obese. Obesity is one of the leading health issues seen in pets. To discuss your pet's weight, call us at 250-376-6797.

What happens when my pet is overweight?

Excess weight on your pet's body makes it easier for them to develop other health issues. When your pet is overweight, their organs struggle to function, making it even harder for them to exercise and lose weight. Overweight or obese pets often develop the following health issues:

  • Arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • High blood pressure 
  • Urinary bladder stones

How can I manage my pet's weight?

The first step to managing your pet's weight is to consult a veterinarian. Working with a veterinarian ensures your pet loses weight in a healthy way without lacking any vital nutrients. Here are some tips to help your pet lose weight:

  1. Schedule their meal times. If you leave out food for your pet, they will eat it all just because it's there. By scheduling their meals, you get them into a routine that can help curb their appetite.
  2. Encourage them to exercise. The more your pet moves, the more fat they will burn. You may include more playtimes or take them on short walks.
  3. Use a special diet. We may recommend replacing your pet's meals with foods that aid in weight loss while giving them sufficient nutrients.
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