Medical problems associated with obesity include:
Compromised Immune System
Hypertension (High blood pressure)
Greater risk of Heat Stroke
Pain / Orthopedic problems
Diminished Quality of Life
Is my pet really fat?
Do you know what your pet's current
weight is? Do you know what the ideal weight is for your pet?
As important as your pet's specific "weight number", is his body
condition. Body condition is determined from a visual and touch
A pet with a healthy body condition should have:
- A "waist" when viewed from above.
- A "tucked stomach" when viewed from the side.
- Ribs can be easily felt through a thin layer of body
If any of these 3 items are absent
- your pet may be overweight. If all are missing and you notice
fleshy deposits over the chest, spine and tail base - your pet is
Refer to the Body Condition Score Chart for a more
detailed listing of your pet's body condition. A Body Condition
Score (BCS) of 4-5 is ideal.
Obesity is literally a growing
problem - up to 40%
of pets in the U.S. are considered overweight or
obese. Obesity is linked to dozens of serious and
even life-threatening illnesses and medical conditions.
Certain breeds of dogs are prone to obesity including the
Small Breeds: Cairn
Terriers, Dachshunds, Scottish Terriers & Cavalier King Charles
Medium Breeds: Beagles, Cocker Spaniels, Basset hounds,
Large Breeds: Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers,
Giant Breeds: Bernese Mountain Dogs, Newfoundlunds, Saint
LEAN pets live an average of TWO
YEARS LONGER than overweight pets!
We have a weight loss program to help your pet finally
shed those unwanted pounds & keep them off forever!
Contact our office today to find out the details and how to