Assessing your pet’s current weight & health
Book your pet in with one of our nurses for a FREE weight & diet consultation to find out if they are overweight and by how much. Learn how this could be affecting their current and long-term health, and what we can do to help you and your pet get back on track. Call and book your FREE weight & diet consultation today
Ideal weight & body condition
Every breed and type of animal has a typical body condition that shows how defined their musculoskeletal frame should be. During your pet’s initial assessment, our nurses will score your pet’s body condition and determine if they are underweight, overweight or obese, all outcomes that will need addressing.
Overweight health issues
Excess weight can be attributed to a variety of health problems including arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, liver and lung problems and fatty tumours. During your pet’s FREE weight & diet consultation, your nurse may recommend a referral appointment with one of our vets if your pet is showing signs of illness and/or a referral to our arthritis clinic so that our nursing team can help you manage this lifelong condition.
Underweight health issues
A pet may become underweight for a number of reasons – not eating, parasites or medical conditions. Being underweight can lead to your pet being lethargic, having muscle wastage and can even lead to conditions associated with nutritional deficiencies. If your pet is underweight they will be referred to one of our vets immediately.