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Slim Pet Program - Fraser Valley Animal Hospital - Abbotsford, BC
Well here goes year TWO!!!! January 2019 we started our new Slim Pet Program to help pets carrying a few (or perhaps a few more extra) extra pounds lose weight.
Meet Cara our weight loss specialist.
Since 1 out of 2 pets are over weight there is a good possibility your pet may be carrying a little more weight than he or she should. An overweight pet is one who has 10 to 20% more body weight than is ideal; So that is 0.5 kg to 1 kg (1 to 2 lbs.) in a cat or 5kg (10lbs) in a large dog.
So what is the problem with a few extra pounds?
Yes anyone interested in health and fitness can’t go a week without hearing about the detrimental effects of inflammation leads to illness such as cancer. Increase risk of cancer should be motivation as it is significantly easier to try and prevent than it is to treat. But if you are still not convinced that it is worth the effort to help your pet lose weight look at the results of a number of veterinary studies…
2020 is just around the corner and perhaps now is the time to make a new years resolution to make your pet fit again.
If your pet needs to lose 1lb or 10 lbs. and you want some help, contact Cara at the Fraser Valley Animal Hospital 604-854-2313 and we will enroll your dog or cat and together we can keep them healthy.