A dog whose ideal weight is 20kg only needs to gain 4kg to fall into the obese category. They are more at risk of illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritis to name a few and being obese will reduce their lifespan.
If your pet is overweight then the sooner this changes the better for them. We can help with advice about diet and exercise and your pet can join our Waist Watchers Club run by our nurse, Lyndsey. She will monitor your pet's weight loss and help you adjust their diet, including using prescription food to help your pet lose weight if appropriate. There is no charge to join Waist Watchers or for your pet's regular weight checks.
We offer free weight checks to all pets, regardless of whether they are a Waist Watchers patients or not. You can make an appointment to have your pet weighed and discuss their weight with the nurse/vet at any time. If there are any concerns about your pet's health beyond it's weight you may be advised to make an appointment for a consultation with one of our vets to investigate this further.
PLEASE NOTE: Some medical conditions can cause weight gain. If you're pet displays any abnormal clinical signs such as drinking more, urinating more, weight gain despite no change in food and exercise levels, lethargy, panting or anything else that concerns you then please make an appointment for a consultation with a vet before considering a weight loss programme.