Did you know that over half of all household pets are overweight or obese? According to an Association for Pet Obesity Prevention survey, more than 50% of the dogs and cats in America are facing obesity. The health risks associated with an overweight pet include diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Pet weight management is a key component to good overall health. However, with the right tools and support — including a diet formulated for weight loss and a plan for regular exercise or activity — owners can help reverse what has become a growing trend of pet obesity.
If you are concerned about your pet’s weight, the team at Campus Commons Pet Hospital can work one-on-one with you to create a feeding and activity program for your pet that will help him or her achieve an optimal weight, for optimal health.
Just as no two pets are alike, weight loss programs also differ per pet. Depending on your lifestyle, the health status of your pet and the special needs and preferences of both you and your pet, a unique, individualized plan can be created by our doctors to help give your pet the best chance at success. Our weight loss plans include a program goal and timeline, as well as specific dietary and exercise guidelines. The program can be tailored to include dry and/or canned food as well as treats. We work hand-in-hand with you to achieve lasting weight loss for your pet, so he or she can live a long, healthy and active life.