At Colonial Manor Animal Hospital in Homer Glen, IL, we aid in weight loss for pets by designing a diet and exercise program for your cat or dog.
Weight Loss Program for Dogs and Cats at Colonial Manor Animal Hospital
Many dogs and cats are overweight and must lose weight to improve their health. Cats and dogs gain weight because they eat too much and do not exercise enough. Other causes of pet obesity include chronic illness, spaying and neutering, and genetics. There are many potential causes of pet obesity, so we treat each patient individually. Extra weight can cause your pet to develop chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart problems, and bladder problems. To avoid these problems, weight loss for pets is essential.
Causes of Weight Gain in Dogs and Cats
Weight Loss for Pets in Homer Glen
Our veterinarian will begin by taking note of your pet’s weight, body fat, and overall health. Blood tests may be required to detect any underlying medical conditions. After examining your pet to determine the cause of their obesity, our veterinarians will design a diet and exercise program tailored to your pet’s needs. Sometimes, our veterinarians may prescribe medications that aid in weight loss for pets. We have both dry and canned formulas designed to address the weight loss needs of all kinds of pets. We also have special formulas for pets with chronic health conditions and formulas designed for the nutritional needs of kittens, puppies, adult cats, adult dogs, and seniors. Our veterinarian recommends you come in for regular check-ups following the creation of your pet’s diet and exercise plan so your pet’s progress can be monitored.