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Miniature Dachshunds hit the hydrotherapy pool in a bid to lose weight

Ted and Sausage have been on a diet since last October however unlike Ted, Sausage is having trouble shedding any weight…in fact, she’s heavier now than when she started. In a bid to kickstart her weight loss, Sausage took to the hydrotherapy pool! Swimming is proven to help some dogs lose excess weight and strengthen…

Dogs on diets: Ted and Sausage attend their post-Christmas weigh-in

I thought I’d leave Ted and Sausage’s post-Christmas weigh-in until the end of January to help these two food-centric miniature Dachshunds lose a bit more weight after the festive break, during which they did have a drop of Pawsecco and doggy popcorn…well it was Christmas! So, at weigh-in number 4, Ted did not disappoint! At…

Dogs on diets: Ozzie and Rolo lose 14kg between them

Over the last few months, we’ve been following a few of our fabulous losers, our ‘dogs on diets’. Obesity in dogs is a serious problem that can cause a variety of health issues, however, it’s an issue that can be rectified with the right advice and care. First, we had Busta the black Labrador, who…

Dogs on diets: Ted and Sausage find out if they are losers

Four weeks since the start of their official diet, it was time for miniature Dachshunds Ted & Sausage to have their second weigh-in, this time with Leah Paddock RVN, at our Hagley Practice. On starting their weight loss programme in October, Ted weighed 8kg and needed to lose 1kg; Sausage was 4.4kg and needed to…

Dogs on Diets – Busta the Labrador has lost a whopping 9 kilos

Recently we told you about Busta Bruce and his bid to shed some weight with the help of our nursing team and weight loss programme. Busta, an 8-year-old Labrador, has been overweight for a few years mostly due to his love of snacks and dislike of exercising in the cold and wet weather. You can…

Weight loss programme alleviates dog’s crippling arthritis

Losing weight can be a struggle at the best of times, but what about when it’s your pet that has been piling on the pounds? We caught up with Clare Bruce, a pet owner who is working together with the nursing team at Clent Hills Vets to help her dog Busta lose weight and ease…