There are many risks associated with our pets being overweight including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and more.
Tips for Avoiding Pet Obesity
There are things you can do to ensure your pet maintains a healthy weight:
Change of food
Ideally change your pet’s diet to a low calorie diet over a period of five to seven days.Home-made diets are rarely successful as your pet may still be hungry or start begging or even dustbin raiding. Diets with high levels of fibre help your pet feel full with also getting the nutrients and vitamins they need.
Avoid giving your pet treats as much as possible. However if you want to still give your pet treats include them as part of their diet and reduce their meal portions.
Weigh your pet’s food
To ensure your pet gets the required amount of food per their weight, it is best to weigh out each meal to maintain or lose weight.
Exercise your pet
Exercise is important in terms of weight loss and therefore your pet should be encouraged to exercise. Taking dogs for those winter woodlands walks or providing your cat with extra playtime at home will help keep them healthier.
We offer free nutritional consults with our veterinary nurses, Charlotte Barker and Laura Sandall, who both have many years of experience. Our nutritional consults are available with Wednesday between 10am-6pm at Walnut Tree and between 3.30-4pm on Thursday and Friday at our Willen Branch. Appointments with Laura are available on Monday between 9am – 4.30pm at Walnut Tree and on Tuesdays between 3.30-4pm at our Willen branch. If you have any questions about the nutritional consults or would like to book your pet in to see us, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We would like to say a big thank you to all you generous people that donated to the appeal as always we appreciate all your help.
With this in mind, we have some exciting new changes to our Healthy Pet Care plan.
TICK PREVENTION FOR CATS AND DOGS NOW INCLUDED!At Milton Keynes Veterinary Group, we want to provide your pet with the best possible prevention against diseases and parasites. Over the last few years, there has been an increase in Tick numbers in the UK and diseases associated with them.
From January, our Healthy Pet Care Scheme will now also include protection for your pet against TICKS as well as previous protection against fleas and worms providing all round protection to your pet.
OTHER NEW DISCOUNTS TO OUR HEALTHY PET CARE PLAN!From January, our plan will now also include for all pets (cats, dogs and rabbits):
- 15% DISCOUNT off all consultations all year round
- 10% DISCOUNT off all dental procedures (excluding traumatic injury and referral)
As well as many more benefits such as microchipping, nail clips with one of our veterinary nurses and discount on food and waiting room items.
Find out more about the Healthy Pet Care Scheme here or call us directly on 01908 397777.
WE NOW PROVIDE A HEALTHY PET CARE PLAN FOR RABBITS!This plan includes:
- Your rabbit’s Myxomatosis and Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (RVHD1) ANNUAL BOOSTER
- 50% DISCOUNT off Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (RVHD2) annual booster
- 8 MONTHS PARASITE CONTROL during March – October
- 15% DISCOUNT off all CONSULTATIONS
- 10% DISCOUNT off DENTAL procedures
All this for £7.50! (plus a £10.00 joining fee initially)
Click here to find out more or contact one of our team on 01908 397777