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Leadon vale vets weight management programme


You don't have to be concerned about pet weight management. At Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre, we offer guidance on how to approach your pet's obesity, and we'll be there for you every step of the way.

Do you know... A third of rabbits and 1 in every 2 dogs and cats are overweight, right? Don't worry if you think your pet might be included in this statistic. There are several ways we can help with our specialist team at Leadon Vale.

It's crucial that your pet maintains a healthy weight to help prevent the onset of long-term ailments, which may be a direct result of being overweight. Obesity lowers life expectancy and quality of life. Keeping your pet at a healthy weight can also help you save money on vet bills and lessen the amount of attention you may need to give them.


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Did you know that if your pet begins to lose weight, it only takes a few weeks before you notice an increase in activity level? This can happen in as little as four weeks. In addition, your beloved pets might resume "play," feel less worried, and begin to live a happier and healthier life.

Overweight Pets Cause a Risk of:



Breathing Problems

Heart Disease

High Blood Pressure

Inabillity to clean themselves properly

Reluctance to exersie and Lethargy

In order to help your pet feel happier and healthier and give you both more time to play and be active, we can support you with a nutrition plan and weight control programme at Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre.

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We can offer advice on your pet's diet, the ideal locations for them to live in, and the greatest ways to exercise them.





Is my pet at risk from obesity?

Some factors beyond our control can mean our pets are at more risk from obesity such a breed, age, gender. However, it goes without saying, that excess weight is simply, an intake of too many calories compared with calories burnt off. Animals that are carrying extra weight are susceptible to conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and can cause breathing and heart problems too. If you are concerned, it is worth asking your veterinary team here at Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre about ways we can help.

Is my pet overweight?

It's important to understand if your pet is carrying a little extra weight. As a rule of thumb, when holding your pet, you should be able to easily feel their ribs, but if you are unsure, bring your pet in to see one of our expert team who will be able to advise accordingly.

What exercise should my pet be doing?

Exercise activity should be based on age, breed, gender and current physical abilities. Working out then what stimulates your pet and keeps them occupied should then follow to help build an exercise routine that works for them. We can support with tips and advice along the way.

What happens during a weight consultation appointment?

The vet or veterinary nurse will get a comprehensive history from you and perform a full clinical examination. Your pet will be weighed and receive a body condition score. Depending on what is found recommendations will be made. If a medical condition is suspected further tests such as blood tests might be advised. If not, advice will be given on exercise and diet to help get your pet back to a healthy weight.

Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre Ltd