Pets can be susceptible to weight gain that is detrimental to their health. There are many causes of weight gain which can be addressed with the help of one of our veterinarians in Clifton, NJ. If you are unsure whether your pet has a healthy weight or would like to know how a veterinarian can help with weight management, contact our veterinarians at Valley Animal Hospital. We will help you get your pet into shape so he can enjoy a happy and healthy life for years to come.
Why Do Animals Gain Weight?
When pets gain weight, it can lead to a variety of health problems such as diabetes and an increased risk of cancer. Some reasons for pets gaining weight include:
- Poor diet
- Lack of exercise
- Changes in metabolism
- Genetics, such as in certain dog and cat breeds
- Pain due to injuries or surgeries
The veterinarians at our animal hospital will diagnose the exact cause of your pet's weight gain through a comprehensive physical pet exam. We will prescribe a proper weight management treatment to prevent health issues from developing.
Treatment for Weight Management Issues
If you notice your pet can no longer run around like he used to or has increasingly worse fatigue and pain, it is time to consider a weight management program. Our veterinarians can help overweight pets through treatments such as:
- Recommending changes in exercise
- Recommending dietary changes
- Addressing issues that lead to pain and weight gain
- Treating pet diabetes that can result from weight gain
Get Help for Your Pet’s Weight in Clifton, NJ
If you notice your pet is having issues with weight gain and would like to get him healthy again, reach out for help at Valley Animal Hospital. Those extra pounds can put additional strain on your pet’s joints and lead to arthritis. We will help your furry friend shed those pounds and live a healthier life. Call our team today at (973) 509-5225 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.