Free Nurse Clinics
We strongly advise that before starting your pet on any weight loss programme you have him/ her assessed by a vet or veterinary nurse. From this you will not only learn what the ideal weight is for your pet and how this can be achieved but it will also help identify any underlying health issues such as a heart condition or diabetes that may be attributed to your pet being overweight. Currently some 40-50% of pets in the UK are thought to be overweight with as many as 20% being dangerously overweight!
Our nurse lead clinics are designed to reduce your pet's weight in manageable chunks. At the beginning of the programme you will be given a Weight Record Chart where the progress of your pets weight loss will be recorded at each visit. Special low calorie diets are used, and the nurses who take the clinics are specially trained in their use. You will be given advice on what to feed how much and when. Your pet's weight loss will be monitored every step of the way as they are gently guided towards their ideal weight. For dogs advise will be given on a suitable exercise regime which will be determined by their age and lifestyle requirements.
Once your pet has reached his /her ideal weight our nursing team will continue to monitor their diet and exercise on a regular basis. This will ensure that your pet continues to benefit from being fit and healthy during all stages of their life.