Nutrition and Weight loss clinics
Good nutrition is very important for healthy growth and to maintain a healthy body.
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 can do.
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 it a whole range of other health concerns and diseases.
Thankfully there are specifically formulated veterinary foods to assist your pet’s weight loss. Feeding a reduced amount of a regular pet food can result in nutrient deficiencies and more importantly in a hungry pet!
Many veterinary weight loss / low calorie foods are formulated to make your pet feel fuller for 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 weight loss food.
If you join our weight loss program the regular weigh-ins and check up with us can help keep you on track. We 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 such as food allergies can occur. These manifest as digestive problems or skin / ears irritations. They can become severe and very often need ongoing veterinary treatment. These allergies can be difficult to diagnose and treat.