Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and health is more than just a number on a scale. Our priority is making sure your furry loved one feels as good inside as they look on the outside. With a weight management plan tailored to your pet’s needs, we can get them back to feeling their best in no time. Simply call us at 403-457-3911 to learn more about our weight management plans.
How does being overweight affect my pet?
A few extra pounds can impact your pet’s quality of life and shorten their lifespan. Being overweight can cause stress on your pet’s body and can put them at risk of developing serious health conditions. Is your pet adorably cuddly or overweight? That is the question. The answer is simple. The best way to know is to bring them in so one of our veterinarians can examine them. Some common conditions we would work to prevent include:
- Arthritis and inflammation
- Heart disease
- Back and joint injuries
How can I help manage my pet’s weight?
Maintaining a healthy weight takes more than simply putting your pet on a strict diet. Choosing the best diet for your pet can be difficult and confusing. That’s why we’re here to help. Our veterinarians will work closely with you to create a weight management plan that meets all your furry friend’s nutritional and medical needs. We will help determine if your pet has any food sensitivities or is lacking any key nutrients while keeping in mind their age, breed and health status. Some lifestyle changes may include:
- Scheduling meal times
- Staying active and exercising
- Fewer treats or healthier alternatives
- A nutritional and balanced diet