Nurse Clinic - Slim Pal Weight Clinic

A growing number of pets in the UK are overweight.

Slim pals weight clinics 

A growing number of pets in the UK are overweight. It is thought that around 65% of dogs and 39% of cats are above their ideal weight.

Obesity is a serious health concern that will lead to an increased risk of our pets developing a range of conditions such as osteoarthritis, airway disease, urinary disease, and diabetes. Obesity will also lead to an increased anaesthetic risk, an increased risk of developing cancer and it will also contribute to poor skin and coat condition.

At Penbode Vets our patients are weighed at every visit and we encourage owners to be proactive at keeping an eye on their own pet’s waistline. If we notice that your pet is creeping above their ideal weight, we will encourage you to act immediately to prevent the problem worsening.

Our nurse-led weight clinics are an excellent way to keep your pet on track to reach their healthy ideal weight. Our nurses can support you by calculating appropriate feeding quantities to ensure a safe, steady weight loss. They can also help guide you in choosing healthier foods and will keep a record of your pet’s weights and measurements as well as setting weekly targets.

Do you worry your pet is underweight? We can help you too! Certain circumstances can lead to pets becoming underweight; maybe they have been recently rescued or they have been missing for a period of time. Our nurses will help you with appropriate feeding advice to ensure your pet gains weight at a safe rate.