Like us, pets need help with their weight from time to time. A few extra pounds may seem harmless enough. It might even make your pet look extra cuddly. In truth, being overweight (or underweight) can cause serious medical harm to your pet. We can help your pet reach a healthier weight using safe and proven methods. Call us at 613-725-3439 to learn more about our pet weight management services.
How can I tell if my pet is overweight?
Below are some of the most common signs of a pet with a weight problem. We recommend you consult with your veterinarian to diagnose your pet correctly. Some breeds are naturally thin, while others are naturally heavier, so it is best to seek the advice of a doctor to be sure.
- Lack of distinction between their waist and belly
- Thick layer of fat covering their ribs (to the point where you can no longer feel their ribs underneath)
- Heavy breathing and being easily fatigued after physical activities
How much should my pet weigh?
It is almost impossible to determine an ideal weight range due to the wide variety of pet species and breeds. The best way to know for sure is to consult with a veterinarian.