Obesity is a growing concern among companion animals, and it’s a problem that can have dire consequences for your pet. Even if your pet is only a few pounds overweight, he or she may be at a much greater risk of developing a number of serious medical conditions, some of which can even be life threatening, such as diabetes. At Ospika Animal Hospital, we want to see all of our patients achieve and maintain their ideal weight so that they’ll have a much better chance of enjoying long, healthy lives. Our Slim Fit Weight Loss Program helps us do just that.
The Slim Fit program helps our doctors to determine precisely how many calories your particular pet should be consuming on a daily basis in order to achieve their ideal weight range. We’ll also conduct a thorough analysis of your pet’s lifestyle, and consider things like breed, age and current health to determine what types of exercise, and at what frequency and intensity level, would be the best fit for your companion.
We may also recommend making a change to how much and how often you’re feeding your pet. For instance, switching from one or two large meals daily to several smaller meals throughout the day can boost the metabolism and promote a healthier weight.
Once on the program, we recommend that you bring your pet in frequently to have them weighed and assess their progress. If we’re not seeing the desired results, we can adjust our approach accordingly until we successfully help your pet achieve his or her goal. By reaching that optimum weight range, and more importantly – maintaining it over time, your animal companion will have a much better chance of living many happy, healthy years by your side.
If your pet is overweight, we invite you to start a discussion. Our experienced team can help you decide whether the Slim Fit program would benefit your companion.
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