Did you know that an estimated 60% of cats and 56% of dogs are considered overweight or obese? Keeping your pet’s weight under control or helping them shed extra pounds can add years to their life, but it’s important to seek professional weight loss advice from a veterinarian before putting your fur baby on a diet.
At Evendale-Blue Ash, we offer nutrition and weight loss services for dogs and cats in the Cincinnati area. If your pet is gaining or losing a lot of weight, bring them to Dr. Goodman for a professional weight loss consultation. The appointment always begins with a complete physical exam to check for signs of illness or disease. It’s important that we identify any medical problems that may be causing obesity in your pet before starting a weight loss program.
Our weight loss services include portion control and exercise advice, and we also teach you how to read pet food labels and understand what type of food is best for your furry friend. We keep track of your pet’s weight and measurements and we try to make the program a fun experience for you and your pet, e.g., we take before and after pictures and run weight loss contests on a monthly basis (the winner gets free food for a year!).
Why Weight Loss is Important for Pets
Helping your pet maintain a healthy weight allows them to live longer and stay healthy as they age. When cats and dogs are overweight they are less energetic and playful. Continued excess weight can also lead to serious medical conditions:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
To learn more about our weight loss services, call us at (513) 563-0410 or schedule an appointment online.