The topic of obesity at this time of year, following an indulgent festive period is not uncommon. The number one new years resolution for people is to lose weight. Losing weight should be a new years resolution for our pets as well. Obesity is a real and serious problem and many of the health conditions we see in practice can be associated with a pets weight. As a pet moves from ideal weight to overweight and then obese, the risk of ill health and death increases. Obesity is potentially one of the biggest causes of reduced quality and quantity of life.
Our pets rely on us for their feeding and excercise so they need our help to meet and maintain their ideal weight. Simularly to humans, the common factors include a lack of excercise and being fed too much of the wrong type of food.
If you are concerned about your pets weight and wish to discuss any aspects of their diet with one of our friendly team, please call the surgery to arrange an informal chat at one of our weight clinics. We will be able to go over diet and excercise regimes with you to help you understand what your pets ideal weight should be and more importantly, how best to help them achieve and maintain that weight.
We want to be with you and your pet every step of the way to achieving this, who knows you may even win a prize for you and your pet for your efforts. Don't be shy, pop in to Norbury Pet Health Centre for a weight check.