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Overweight Dog Help

Many dogs are now looked at as “normal” when they are overweight. We need to be cautious of this false body perception that a bit overweight is okay. In fact, a few extra pounds can cause a number of different health problems.

When is a dog considered to be overweight?


There are many breeds and body types. We use a body condition scanner to determine if your pet is overweight. You should be able to feel the ribs and backbone without pushing through a layer of fat.

Are some breeds prone to obesity?


Any breed can become obese.

Why should my dog have a weight loss consultation at the hospital?


Our veterinarians can determine if any health issues are contributing to your pet’s weight gain. Our team can also provide you with weight loss counselling, a tailored diet and monitoring.

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The population of overweight and obese pets continues to expand in Canada and around the world. As with people, excess weight is associated with several potentially serious and even life-threatening health conditions. In this post, we explore the various causes and consequences of pets being overweight or obese, and what we can do for them.

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