It's often difficult for owners to recognize the signs of obesity in their pet because the change often is subtle for people who see their pets everyday. Pet obesity, similar to human obesity, can cause serious health implications to your pet. Luckily, the staff of Sprinkle Road Veterinary Clinic is here to help!
The best way to manage obesity is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Assuming that there is no underlying medical condition causing the weight problem, most obese dogs and cats can be treated by reducing the amount of calories that they are eating and increasing the amount of exercise they receive.
Our veterinarians and staff are committed to working with you to ensure that you pet is always living the healthiest and happiest life possible. We can help by prescribing a nutritional diet that will support your pet's weight loss and determine the best exercise that will be most effective for their age and lifestyle while taking into account any underlying conditions.
For more information, please peruse the PawsTime Pet Obesity Handout. If you would like to talk to us about how to help your pet shed the pounds, call us today at (269) 349-6060.