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Helping Your Pet Get in Shape

January 8, 2013

A new year has started and many people are making their resolutions for the coming year. On many people’s list will be getting in shape and losing weight. If our pets could make New Year resolutions, this would be on many of their lists as well.

Being overweight is as bad for our pets as it is for us. These are just a few of the diseases that being overweight can contribute to in our pets:

There are a number of calorie restricted foods available for pets. You should talk with your veterinarian first though before starting your pet on a “diet”, especially if you have a chubby feline as rapid weight loss in cats can lead to a serious liver condition. Your veterinarian can also recommend healthy treats and snacks your pet can eat and help you decide how much exercise your pet can safely do when starting a weight loss program. You are also welcome to stop into our hospital to weigh your pet on our scale to help you in tracking their weight loss. With a little help on your part, your pet can look forward to a happy and healthy new year.

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