Is my dog overweight? - Vet Advice from Dr Scott Miller
Does your dog need to lose a few pounds after the Christmas festivities?
This isn't something to be embarrassed about! If anything, you're taking the first step towards a happier, healthier life for your pet! That's why we have our Vet, Dr Scott Miller to help, by providing you with some important weightloss tips for your dog.
Dog & Cat Weightloss Advice from vet Dr Scott Miller
How do i know if my pet needs to lose weight?
Dr Scott Miller advises to have a good look at your pet. Looking from the above down, your pet should have an hourglass shape, with a slim waistline (not a brick shape)!
You should be able to feel the ribs clearly and your pet should have a tight, tucked up abdomen. If your pet has a little bit of a pouch, they may need to lose a little bit of weight!
How can I help my pet lose weight?
Get out and about (even if its a little bit chilly!) to burn off those extra calories. Taking your dog for a walk or playing with your cat to encourage movement is the purr-fect way to help speed up weight loss. Not only that, but the weight loss will help take some pressure of their joints & encourage your pet to be more active & playful.
Weight loss doesn't have to be confusing, that's why we're here, to help by providing professional advice & yummy food options for your special companion.
We also have a range of super delicious lower fat treats available to help your dog on their weight loss journey and for happier, healthier treating!
Vet, Dr Scott Miller and Barking Heads
*The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified pet health provider with any questions you may have regarding your pet’s health*