Weight Management for Pets

Help your pet maintain a healthy weight with our weight management program.

It's easy to overfeed your pet but it's not so easy to help them lose weight to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Many pet owners aren't aware that each pet has an ideal body weight according to their breed and size. What you think may be a little bit of fat on their body may actually be the catalyst of many potential health issues as a result of obesity. To discuss your pet's weight, contact us at 416-444-7387. 

What happens when my pet is overweight?

Excess weight makes it easier for your pet to develop certain issues and obesity is not a laughing matter. Their organs struggle to function and joints are trying to support more weight. Some of the common disorders associated with obesity include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoarthritis and faster degeneration of affected joints
  • High blood pressure
  • Many types of cancer

How can I support my pet with their weight loss?

The first step to managing your pet's weight is to consult a veterinarian. They can tailor a specific weight management program for your pet and ensure they lose weight in a healthy manner without lacking any vital nutrients. The weight loss plan may include:

  • Exercise
  • Nutritious foods
  • Feeding schedules
  • Managing portion sizes
  • Reducing or removing high caloric foods and treats
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