Weight Loss Program In Houston, Tx
How can I tell if the weight of my pet is healthy?
First and foremost, be open and honest about your pet’s weight with our veterinarians. Our vets can evaluate your pet’s weight and general health and offer advice on diet and activity. Our doctors may also show you how to feel particular body areas and look at the way your pet’s body is shaped to determine how healthy it is overall. Healthy body composition is more important than a single figure on a scale when determining weight.
What advantages does maintaining a healthy weight in my pet offer?
Having a longer lifespan reduces the chance of:
- Elevated blood pressure
- A respiratory condition
- Kidney illness
- Certain types of cancer
- Harm to the bones
- Injury to the muscles and joints (CCL tears)
How can I lessen the weight of my pet?
There is no one-size-fits-all strategy or magic cure to help your pet lose extra weight, which should come as no surprise. What is effective for one pet might not be effective for another. A healthier lifestyle that strikes a balance between the calories taken and the calories expended by the body during typical activities and functions is necessary to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Their chance of developing life-threatening conditions can be considerably decreased with even a small weight loss.
- Lowering the calorie intake of your pet
- Raising their level of activity to burn more calories.
- Be tolerant. Weight loss frequently takes longer than weight growth did for your pet.
- Switch to a diet that has been recommended for use by veterinarians.
This isn’t about you.
The truthful evaluation of your pet’s weight and health by our veterinarian is not a verdict or evaluation of your own weight or state of health, or a claim about your capacity to care for your pet. The suggestions made by our doctors are based on a dedication to your pet’s health and are made with your pet’s best interests in mind.
Establish a family pact.
The entire family must be committed to helping your pet lose weight and keep it off. A weight reduction plan won’t work if one member of the family feeds your pet more. Remind your family that there are many other ways besides feeding your family pet that they may show and exhibit their love.
- Feed your pet a balanced, nutritious diet, and talk to our vets about which food is best for their health.
- Get rid of fatty high-calorie foods and table scraps;
- Focus on healthy foods and snacks and limit the amount of food treats your pet consumes.
- Don’t succumb to the beseeching, tearful eyes.
- It’s possible that your pet won’t benefit from the recommended feeding amount listed on the pet food packaging.
- Utilize a specific dish or food puzzle to make it more difficult for your pet to gulp down food, or use toys that release small amounts of food to reduce the amount of food they consume (be careful to keep the total daily amount of food within an acceptable amount)
Together with our vets, set attainable objectives for a healthy weight loss for your pet. Ask our veterinarians for advice on healthy nutrition and activity that will result in a realistic and acceptable pace of weight loss based on your pet’s general health because rapid weight loss can have major health consequences.
Funnel it out
The entire family benefits from increasing activity levels and leading healthier lifestyles. Find activities you want to do that you can do with your pet, and the trip will be more fun for everyone.
Track and document progress
Make sure to track and keep a record of your pet’s progress after you’ve established appropriate goals to help him or her reach and maintain a healthy weight. There will be successes and failures, as with all weight loss plans.
The best opportunity for your pet to live a healthier, longer life as a cherished member of your family is to keep them at a healthy weight.
The weight of your pet can be discussed during a consultation with one of our vets.