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It's 2017 and we're into a new year, so if your pet is carrying a little extra weight now's the time to get them fit and healthy with our Weight Watchers Clinics

Obesity is a growing problem with pets in the UK and the numbers of overweight pets visiting veterinary practices shows no sign of slowing down. That is, unless us pet owners take a stand and work to give our pets a healthier, happier life.

Why is obesity a problem?

Obesity can cause many health problems including;

  • Greater risks from anaesthetic and surgical complications,
  • Diabetes,
  • Heat and/or exercise intolerance,
  • Cancer,
  • Cardio-respiratory disorders,
  • Mobility related conditions like osteoarthritis,
  • Hormone problems & Skin disease
  • and early death.

 

How do I know if my pet is overweight?

Body condition is measured on a scale of 1 - 10 (where 1 is underweight and 10 is obese) 5 is considered the ideal and healthiest score for your pet.

A score of 5 means;

  • Ribs : Should be easy to feel but have a slight fat covering.
  • Tummy : Should have a clearly defined waist that is noticeably tapered in from above and the side views.

 

Why Come to our Weight Watchers Clinic?

Our Nurses are qualified registered veterinary nurses (RVNs) and their knowledge and experience with obesity management and dietary advice is important in helping your pet on their weight loss journey.

  • A FREE 15 minute appointment
  • A FREE nose to tail health assessment
  • An analysis of your pet's current diet and recommendation on feeding guidelines and if necessary advice on choosing a more appropriate food.
  • A Weigh in
  • Pet food diary and weight record chart
  • Certificates for progress and a rosette when you pet reaches their target weight

The nurse will advise how often you should come for a weigh in, this is usually every 4 - 6 weeks.

Call Brentknoll Vets today on 01905 355938 and get your pet fit and healthy in 2017

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