Did Fido get too many table scraps over the holidays? Did Fluffy receive extra treats in her stocking this year? Regardless of how it happened, you realize your precious pet is carrying a little extra “fluff” and you would like to help them get back to a healthy weight. But where do you start?
Follow us for tips and tricks, as we delve into our 8-part series on weight loss.
Tip #1: The Veterinary Visit
The critical first step to any weight loss plan is a comprehensive physical exam. We cannot emphasize the importance of this enough! Time, effort, and money spent pursuing alternative avenues of weight loss may be wasted. So, do not pass “GO”, do not collect $200. Go. To. The. Vet.
The vet visit is also a great opportunity to weigh your pet! Using their weight and Body Condition Score, we can help determine your pet’s ideal weight. Based on their current daily intake, we will make recommendations for an updated feeding amount and routine. Your pet may also benefit from a prescription weight loss diet, which has more concentrated nutrients and can help them reach their ideal weight faster.
We know you want your pets to be healthy and happy (we do too!). So, what are you waiting for? Book an appointment today. Let’s work together to develop a plan that works for you and your fur family. The sooner we start, the sooner we will reach our destination.
Want to learn more? Keep checking-in, the next part in this series is expected to post mid-February 2020.