Overweight Pets Can Have Serious Health Issues
We all know that excess weight can have unhealthy consequences in people but it can also have consequences for your pets.
Excessive weight can predispose your pet to many health issues, including but not limited to diabetes, exercise intolerance, skin fold infections, and lameness. It is especially difficult for those older arthritic pets.
There are many potential causes for weight gain in pets, including several medical issues that will need to be addressed before any successful weight loss regimen could be implemented. Please contact the doctors here at Shoreline Veterinary Hospital to schedule an appointment to best assess if any lifestyle alterations are needed for your pet.