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Weight Management for Pets

Our veterinary team can help you make more informed decisions about the types of food that are most beneficial to your pet’s health. Obesity can create a range of health issues for your pet, like heart disease, cancer, arthritis and hypertension. Weight management helps us get your pet to a healthy weight, based on their age, breed and lifestyle. If you’re interested in discussing your pet’s options, please contact us at 905.682.7857.

Is weight management a diet?

Weight management is more than a diet. Obese pets are predisposed to a range of health concerns that impact their quality of life. Weight management is a tool that allows us to evaluate your pet’s metrics and decide how to improve their plan. Our goal is to get your pet to a healthy weight, based on factors like their age, breed and lifestyle. This might include diet and lifestyle modifications to help them have a healthier life. Since obesity makes pets more susceptible to some diseases, weight management also helps lessen the likelihood of your furry friend being impacted by them.

What causes obesity?

It might be difficult for pet owners to decide if their pet is obese since it is more common now than ever. The best way to know for sure if your pet is obese is by scheduling an appointment for us to asses them. However, there are a couple risk factors that make your pet more likely to be overweight. Some of these include your pet’s diet, lack of physical activity, breed and age.

What are some tips for helping my pet maintain a healthy weight?

Our veterinary team will provide a comprehensive plan which will help your pet lose and maintain a healthy weight. Some of these might include:

  • Treats should only be around 10% of your pet’s daily calories
  • Monitor your pet’s access to food, outside of meal times
  • Engage your pet in fun physical activities they enjoy, like play
  • Reward your pet with healthy snacks like apples and popcorn