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We can assess whether our smaller pets are over or under weight by first looking at their overall size, look at your pet from the size and from above. You should be able to see a waist, if the waist is pronounced your pet may need to put on a few pounds or if the waist is not defined your pet may need to lose a few pounds.
You can also assess by feeling under your pet’s tummy, their tummy should go in and not bulge out.
By running your hands over the side of your pet, you can assess if the skin moves freely over their ribs and should be easy to feel under a thin fat layer.
Run your hands along their back, you should be able to feel their hips and spine easily under a thin fat layer.
For rabbits, check the area of the base of the tail at where the tail joins the spine, there should not be any build-up of fat here.
Obesity can be a contributing factor in the case of other conditions such as arthritis, heart disease and pododermatiitis.
It can also be dangerous in cases of anorexia as they will metabolise fat which can be lead to hepatic lipidosis.
Rabbits should have a diet of high fibre pellets, add lib grass, hay and greens to prevent obesity and to lose weight.
Visit our Pet Health Care page to see full details of what our scheme includes.
Our fixed cost scheme will save you money over the year.
For example, our Healthy Pet Care scheme for a Rabbit would save you £29.06 over a year, for a Cat would save you £33.76, for a Medium dog (10.1-20kg) would save you £101.88 and for a Extra large dog (40.1-60kg) would save you £215.00. *This is according to our 2020 prices