Feline obesity affects a large percentage of pets in our area and is one of the most common health issues we see at the clinic. Our veterinary team can discuss diet and lifestyle changes that may help your feline reach their healthy weight.
Your veterinarian will start by figuring out your cat’s Body Condition Score. This is determined by a physical and visual exam of your pet’s body, including whether their ribs are visible or easily felt. The score is between 1 and 9, with 1 being the most underweight and 9 being the most overweight score.
How can I help my cat to lose weight?
Visiting your veterinarian is the first step in helping your cat lose the extra weight. Making sure that you and any other family members in the household are on board with the diet and exercise requirements are key to a successful weight loss program.
What is offered during a nutritional consultation?
Our veterinary team can offer diet suggestions, including amounts and frequency, so that you can follow a proper weight loss feeding schedule for your feline.
Many people don’t realize that onions and garlic are toxic to pets. It is so sparsely known that garlic powder is actually a dangerously common ingredient in some homemade dog treat recipes found online. They are also very common ingredients in many different dishes that we humans love to make, so we need to be extra careful to not allow our pets to ingest anything containing these ingredients. No more licking the plate for Fido and Fluffy!