Ensuring your pet maintains a healthy weight can be the key to them leading a long, happy and healthy life. Obesity is a serious health problem in dogs and cats which is likely to decrease your pet’s quality of life and can ultimately reduce their life expectancy. Excess weight in pets has been shown to increase the risk of them developing medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus, heart disease, skin disease and osteoarthritis. Helping your pet lose excess weight will greatly improve their enthusiasm for daily life, as well as help reduce the health risks associated with obesity. We recognise that weight loss needs to be manageable and achievable, and so we recommend that you schedule a consultation with one of our friendly veterinarians to discuss a suitable weight management plan if you believe your pet is suffering from obesity.