Is your pet fit or fat?
Obesity is an increasing problem not only for humans,
but also for pets.
Overweight pets are tipping the scale, but it’s not in their favor.
In fact, it is estimated that over 50 million cats and 40 million dogs are at risk for weight-related disorders.
Obesity, the excess of body fat caused by providing more calories than the pet needs, can have negative effects on your pets health far from just being a little overweight.
Did you know:
- too much body fat produces insulin resistance potentially leading to diabetes
- obese pets have a much higher risk at surgery and anesthesia
- ideal body weight in a pet can add 1.8 years of LIFE
- some dog and cat breeds are more prone to obesity than others
Obesity can also lead to numerous health conditions including joint and spine issues, “fatty liver”, breathing issues and heart problems. That’s why weight loss is an important step in improving the quality of your pet’s life.
Animal Ark can help guide you in your pet’s weight loss journey. Once we confirm that your pet is overweight or obese we will choose the appropriate weight loss plan with clear guidelines on how much to feed, what to feed and how to feed. We’ll also help develop an appropriate exercise program to aid in weight loss. After a plan is in place, we will follow up on the progress to ensure the success of the program.
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Free Weight Loss Snacks with purchase of a small bag of weight loss food! To get started, make an appointment with our office and print out this coupon for a FREE small bag of weight loss snacks.
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“Our 8 year old Chocolate Lab was so overweight that he could no longer jump up on the bed where he slept with us at night. He was also limping in a back leg, which we already knew had a strained ACL. We had been told by a previous vet that additional weight would only make the situation worse, and likely cause further damage. We were supposed to limit his use of stairs, as well as jumping up and down on objects. It had gotten so bad that someone had to lift him into bed at night; he would go to one side and stretch his chin to barely reach the mattress until someone came to help him up. We decided to visit Animal Ark, and Dr. Paula, to see what remedy might exist.
Dr. Paula said she had a special diet that would do the trick. We committed to a very strict, portion and calorie controlled diet using Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Satiety. We finally reached our goal weight through continued diligence and gradually increased exercise. His transformation was remarkable. He was noticeably thinner. He was like a new dog.”
~ Rick B