Overweight Dog Help
Our veterinary team takes pride in nutrition. We can help assess if your dog is overweight and help implement a plan with weight loss. It can be done with a specialized diet plan and exercise suggestions.
When is a dog considered to be overweight?
A dog is considered to be overweight when the pet has more than 25% body fat. This can be evaluated by our medical staff. Common signs of obesity may include, but are not limited to, ribs that are not prominent or hard to feel, no abdominal tuck (waist), loose or distended abdomen or even a fat pad at the tail base and abdomen.
Are some breeds prone to obesity?
Yes, all breeds have the potential of becoming obese, but some common breeds that we see can include Beagles, Labrador Retrievers and Pugs, to name a few. These breeds can require extra care and consideration to have a healthy lifestyle.
Why should my dog have a weight loss consultation at the hospital?
If you are concerned about obesity in your pet, please contact one of our staff members, and we can help you make the most appropriate decision for your pet.