Managing your cat’s weight can be challenging but is very important for their health and wellbeing. Over 50% of dogs and cats are overweight. Excess weight can lead to joint disease, respiratory disorders, skin problems, urinary tract diseases, diabetes, and cancer.
How do I know if my cat is overweight?
Body condition scoring helps determine an ideal weight for each cat. Please ask us to show you how to assess the body condition score of your pet. Monitoring your cat’s weight and body condition score can help you detect subtle increases or decreases. Detection of weight changes will allow you to adjust your cat’s diet and exercise to help prevent and control weight gain.
How can I help my cat to lose weight?
We can assess your cat’s weight and body condition score to determine a diet and exercise plan that best suits your pet’s body, activity level and lifestyle.
What is offered during a nutritional consultation?
There are many tools available to aid in weight loss. We have a variety of veterinary brand diets that are an important part of a weight loss program. Toys, appropriate treats, and environmental enrichment are just a few keys to get our pets to their optimum weight, so they may continue to live a healthy long life.