Weight Control

The latest stats show that up to 54% of dogs and 59% of cats in the United States are overweight. Just as with people excess fat on your animals can cause a myriad of diseases and ultimately shorten lifespans. While some breeds are naturally slimmer than others your pet’s weight is firmly under your control and we at Inglemoor Animal Hospital are passionate about working with our clients to prevent obesity related diseases before they happen and make sure that your pet is enjoying a quality life in optimal health. 

 

Common Weight Related Disorders

  • Diabetes
  • Joint Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Heat intolerance
  • Pancreatis
  • Liver disease
  • Heart problems
  • Increased risk of cancer
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Kidney disease
  • High blood pressure

A Customizable Solution

Our first step to address excess weight is to make sure that your pet is being fed the proper portion of food and receiving the correct amount of physical activity for their age and breed. If your pet continues struggling to lose weight we will then discuss prescribing diet foods and/or medication as well as checking to make sure that there are no underlying medical conditions contributing to the issue.

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