The occurrence of obesity and being overweight is quite common amongst pets. Your vet might have told you that your pet needs to lose some weight. There are many reasons your vet might have told you this, but all the reasons have one thing in common: your pet’s health.
Keeping your pet lean will reduce the incidence of orthopaedic diseases such as osteoarthritis, hip and elbow dysplasia, degenerative disc disease and bone deformities.
It will also help to reduce the pain and discomfort associated with these diseases if your pet has already been diagnosed with any of these diseases.
Keeping your pet lean will also increase their lifespan and reduce the incidence of other health problems.
When your pet comes for weight-loss treatments he/she will receive an evaluation first, this will include chest and waist circumference measurements and will also determine whether there are any other underlying issues that need to be treated.
Our therapist will then discuss a detailed treatment plan specific to your pet with recommendations to a specific diet.
If there are no underlying issues the treatments with us will include hydrotherapy, cardio and strength training and a short massage and stretch afterwards.
Keep in mind that the rate of success will depend mostly on you as you will be the one who monitors your pet’s food intake and other healthy habits.
We can assure you that the benefits your pet will receive from losing weight will be just as rewarding for you as for your pet.
Contact us today to book your appointment.