At Lamington Terrace Veterinary Surgery, we believe that a trim, terrific pet is a healthy pet.Over 70% of pets are either overweight or obese. Being overweight can lead to many other health problems including cardiovascular disease, liver disease, diabetes and arthritis.
We have a programme specially designed to help overweight pets achieve their ideal body condition.
The programme is free to join and includes regular weight and body condition score assessments, supportive advice from our qualified nurses and feeding guidelines, all linked to an individualized computer program which you can access from home.
We recommend an initial consultation with the veterinarian to ensure there are no underlying or pre-existing medical conditions. Sometimes, blood and urine tests may be required to provide more information.
If there are no complicating conditions, we will recommend a feeding and exercise programme designed specifically for your pet. We use and recommend prescription diet Hills r/d, w/d and Hills Science Diet Light which replaces calories with fibre in a balanced formulation that will not leave your pet feeling hungry and looking for more food and will not risk leaving your pet deficient in essential vitamins and minerals.
You can also enter the “slimmer of the year” competition – a national competition with great prizes.
If you would like more information or would like to join, please call us at the surgery on 5441 3333.