Indie is a 6 year old cross-breed dog. She came to see Karen in December 2017 because she was having difficulty getting up and down. Karen couldn’t find any abnormalities apart from the fact that Indie had gained about 6kg over the past year, which made her very overweight.
Indie was referred to our nurse-led weight clinics, and was changed onto a measured prescription diet and more regular exercise.
She has steadily lost weight and is now at her target body condition and feeling much more lively.
If you have any concerns about your pet’s weight, please talk to our nurses who can design a personal plan to get your pet back to a healthy condition. The risks of pet obesity include diabetes mellitus and joint pain, so it really is worth keeping them lean.