Weight Loss & Management
Like humans, overweight dogs are at risk for health problems and do not generally live as long as dogs that are trim. In addition to being at a greater risk for heart disease, overweight dogs show greater incidence of arthritis, circulatory problems, pancreatic disorders, liver disease, and more.
Vets estimate that nearly 50% of the dogs in the UK are overweight
Being obese puts your dog at risk of health problems & is likely to reduce how long they live.
Has Your Vet Mentioned Your Dog is Overweight
To determine if your dog is overweight, run your hand along his side. If you can not feel his ribs, it is time to start a weight reduction program. If your dog does not have a waist, that is another indication it is time to start a weight reduction program.
Is Your Dog Displaying Any Warning Signs Of Being Obese Or Overweight ?
Struggling to see or feel your dog's ribs, spine or waistline.
A bigger, rounder face.
A reluctance to go for walks or lagging behind.
Refusal to climb the stairs anymore
Difficulty breathing or Excessive panting.
Needing help getting in and out of cars.
A refusal to move or play games.
A weight reduction program for dogs is multi-faceted and should include the following. Take a look:
: 1 Hour Initial Assessment Including 1st Hydro session.
: Weekly Session Plans set up for either our Pool or Treadmill
: 10 weekly 30 to 40 minute Sessions.
: Weekly weight & measurement checks.
: Food & Exercise diary for you to fill in daily at home.
: Weekly check on exercise and food intake.
: Sessions in the water tailored to your dogs needs.
: Non weight-bearing exercises in the pool so great for Arthritic dogs.
: Great Cardio workouts in our Aquatic Treadmill.
: Nutritional information and advice working with our team.
REMEMBER 5 MINUTES IN THE POOL IS LIKE A 5 MILE WALK !!!
It's important to know your dog.
At your initial assessment, we take the time to get to know your dog and find out as much as we can about their lives. Including what they eat, how much exercise they get, any medical history and anything else that could be causing their weight gain.
It is important we get a full picture before we start planning their weight loss program.
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