Rockingham’s Leading Pet Weight Loss Clinic

Did you know that up to 44% of dogs and 40% of cats in Australia are overweight? Overweight pets live shorter, less active lives. Carrying extra weight puts extra burden on limbs, joints and the heart and can make a lot of existing problems much worse. Much like humans, overweight pets are more prone to suffering problems which can be attributed to weight gain such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and/or joint problems. If your pet is overweight, don’t worry, it isn’t too late. The team at Port Kennedy Vets are here to help your cat or dog lose weight fast.

Why a Weight Loss Clinic?

Dieting is equally as hard for pets as it is for humans, so sometimes a little extra help is required. To assist you in getting your pet to a healthy weight and keeping them there, Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital are running a FREE weight loss clinic for pets in the Rockingham and South Perth area.

The objectives of this clinic are to:

  • Help clients with overweight pets to set realistic goals and weight loss targets
  • Provide professional advice on how this can be achieved
  • Provide advice on slightly overweight pets before the situation worsens

How do Pets Become Overweight?

It’s important to always check your pet’s weight. Pets nearly always become overweight from eating more food than they need, often coupled with a lack of exercise. The calories that are not used for daily activities are then stored as fat.

Feeding the odd leftovers and frequent snacks or treats often contribute to excess weight gain, so it is something pet owners should be wary of if they want to keep their pet healthy and happy. Feeding treats may also encourage your pets to beg at the table. As we’re sure you’ve experienced as a pet owner, they are often very skilled at teaching their humans to feed them treats! By putting your pet on a weight loss diet for dogs or cats and making sure they exercise regularly, they’ll be fit in no time. Learn more about weight loss dog food here.

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How do I know if my pet is overweight?

A quick and easy way to check your pet’s weight is to feel its ribs with your hand. If it’s difficult to feel the outline of their rib cage, then it’s probably time for your pet to lose some weight

How can I sign up for the pet weight loss clinics?

Simply contact us on 6555 5156 or email admin@portkennedyvet.com.au.to book your FREE weight clinic appointment today.