Nutrition is very important for healthy growth and to maintain a healthy body. One of the most common nutritional problems we see in pets is obesity. Obesity in pets is best measured by looking at the pet and assessing the amount of fat covering specific areas of the body. Just as in humans obesity brings with a whole range of other health concerns and diseases.
Thankfully there are specifically formulated veterinary foods to assist your pet’s weight loss. Feeding regular foods but reducing the quantity can result in nutrient deficiencies. Many veterinary diet foods are formulated to make your pet feel full longer so that they do not beg.
Our staff will calculate your pet’s required weight loss and then work out a feeding plan that will give safe and steady weight loss using a prescription diet food.
It may be preferable to join our weight loss program with regular weigh-ins and check up with the veterinarian. They can offer you hints and tips on how to make the process as easy as possible for both you and your pet.
Other nutritional issues can be food allergies that manifest as digestive problems or skin / ears problems. Allergies can be difficult to diagnose and treat. If you feel your pet maybe suffering from a dietary allergy please call Dr Karien Brink for an appointment.
Your pet relies on you for everything in life and feeding them well, keeping them slim and healthy is one of the most important things that you do for them.