Weight management is more than supporting your pet to lose weight. It involves adjusting your pet’s lifestyle to ensure they’re maintaining a healthy weight. Losing weight helps decrease the risk of your pet developing health issues that could shorten their lifespan. If you’re interested in weight management for your pet, please contact us at 519-941-6383.
What is a healthy weight for my pet?
Looking at your pet isn’t enough to determine a healthy weight. We calculate it based on their breed, age, lifestyle, weight and other metrics. After determining your pet’s ideal weight, we’ll create a weight management plan to help your pet reach their goal. You’ll help them accomplish this with a combination of diet adjustments, exercise and behaviour modifications, like reducing begging or eating based on a feeding schedule. Even after your pet has achieved their ideal weight, it’s still important to maintain the healthy habits you’ve built together. Their weight management plan will also be adjusted to focus on maintaining a healthy weight.
What types of foods should I feed my pet?
Your pet’s weight management plan will include specific foods they should incorporate into their diet. Outside of their scheduled meals, a misconception pet owners often have is the frequency they should be giving treats. Treats should only make up 10% of your furry friend’s daily calories. As an alternative, consider rewarding your pet with play or other activities instead of food. However, you can occasionally give your pet any of these healthy treats:
- Cooked sweet potatoes