Overweight Dog Help
The team at Waterview Animal Hospital can help guide you in the right direction when it comes to your pet’s weight. We have trained team members that can work with you to improve your dog’s health and add years to their life
When is a dog considered to be overweight?
A dog is considered overweight once they have surpassed the 5/9 mark on the BCS (Body Condition score). Our doctors can also evaluate your pet based on appearance and weight. If needed we can design a program to help your pet lose weight.
Are some breeds prone to obesity?
Yes, some dog breeds have a higher risk of obesity than others, but it can happen to any dog. Breeds that are most commonly overweight are; Labrador Retrievers, Pugs, dachshunds, English Bulldogs, Cairn Terriers, Beagles, Cocker Spaniels, Rottweilers, Golden Retrievers, Chihuahua, Scottish Terriers, American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxers, Saint Bernards, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Basset Hounds.
Why should my dog have a weight loss consultation at the clinic?
Maintaining a healthy weight for your pet can add years to their lives. Proper nutrition and weight management are the cornerstones of good health for your dog. Just like humans, when you are overweight you are more prone to developing other health problems. A healthy weight is very important for your animal and can add longevity to their lives.