Did you know that helping your pet lose weight will allow your furry friend to enjoy a happy and active lifestyle, and improve their quality of life ? As animal health care professionals, we often meet cats and dogs that are overweight. It is obvious that in Quebec, we like our pets a bit on the chubby side !
Unfortunately, just like in people, many health issues can arise from a few extra pounds of body weight: joint problems like arthritis, heart and skin problems, urinary diseases, and diabetes, to name but a few. It is important to mention that life expectancy for an overweight cat or an obese dog is significantly reduced. Although we often show our pets love by giving them treats, they might be better off in the long run if we were to demonstrate our love in a different way.
But there is hope ! There are many options available to help your cat or your dog lose weight. Our technicians will gladly prepare a weight loss program tailor-made for your best friend, and will help you choose a weight loss diet adapted to their specific needs. Our team of technicians will also give you tricks on how to fit this new plan into your daily routine, as well as easy tips to deal with any new challenges.
The basics of a healthy weight loss plan include:
- The preparation of a customized weight loss program by an animal health technician.
- Monthly follow-up visits with a technician. These follow-up visits allow us to assess your pet’s progress, to make any necessary adjustments to the program, and to answer any questions or concerns you may have.