Obesity is a very common problem in many household pets, not just cats and dogs, both rabbits and guinea pigs can also suffer from weight-related health issues.
These nurse clinics are designed to give the best advice on how to reduce or increase your pet’s weight, depending on the individual circumstances. During this clinic the nurse will weigh your pet and assess their overall appearance in order to give them a ‘Body Condition Score’. Carrying even a small amount of extra fat can have an adverse effect on your pet’s health and mobility.
Overweight pets are more likely to suffer from:
- High blood pressure
- Respiratory distress
- Heart disease
- Joint problems
Likewise, some animals are underweight due to underlying medical conditions. We like to monitor these patients regularly to make sure they continue to maintain a healthy weight. The nurse will be able to give advice on a diet and exercise regime best suited to your pet and set healthy goals for either weight loss or gain.