Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Cairns Pet weight loss: is your pet overweight?
Cairns Vets often advise their clients that thei pets are overweight: in many cases the client doesn't agree. Part of the problem is they are so used to looking at fat pets, they don't know what healthy pets look like. For some breeds of dog, pet owner's mental picture of what is normal is actually an obese pet! Retrievers, beagles and some terriers are a good example. Regardless of the breed, you should easily be able to feel your dog's ribs and see their waist from the side and from above.
This chart can be helpful in assessing if your pet is overweight. If you aren't sure, come and have a chat to the caring staff at Cairns Vet Clinic. If your pet is overweight, we can enroll them in our Pet weight loss program.