Pet Obesity


Pet obesity is not a trivial concern. The list of health problems associated with the condition is long and ever growing. Overweight pets are at increased risk of

·         Cruciate ligament ruptures

·         Intervertebral disk disease

·         Arthritis

·         Heart failure

·        Diabetes

.         Cushing’s disease

·         Skin disorders

·         Infections

·         Heat exhaustion and heat stroke

·         Complications associated with anesthesia and surgery
The cause of weight gain is usually simple: over a period of time a pet is eating more calories than he or she is burning off. Exercise can increase a pet’s lean body mass, which is a primary driver of an individual’s metabolic rate (muscle burns more calories than fat). Exercise should always be tailored to a pet’s physical fitness, disposition, and overall health, but activities to consider include:
Exercise advice


Unfortunately, providing the amount of exercise needed to bring about significant and lasting weight loss is difficult for most pet owners.
Dietary modifications to prevent overfeeding are almost always necessary. Picking a food and determining the correct amount to feed is often easier said than done, Broome Vets stocks a variety of weight loss diets and can make a detailed feeding plan and weight loss schedule to help you help your pet.