Overweight pets can be uncomfortable and less able to play and  exercise. It affect their quality of life.
Being overweight may also predispose your animal to, or aggravate, the following problems:

  • Mobility disorders
  • Decreased exercise tolerance


  • Liver disease
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Surgical and anaesthetic risk
  • Heat intolerance
  • Reduced life expectancy
  • Poor coat and skin condition
  • Lowered resistance to infectious diseases

Being overweight is a danger to your petʼs well-being. You can
and should do something about it.

To a 10 kg dog, gaining 1kg is the equivalent of an average person putting on between about 7kg.
This means that for a border terrier, putting on 1kg, is the equivalent of gaining over 8kg!

Our weight watchers nurse will recommend a weight reduction programme suitable for your pet.
This will most likely involve making changes to your pet’s diet and making recommendations about exercise and activity.
She will closely follow your pets weight loss to make sure it is well balanced.

As your pet can get overweight due to a health problem, the Weight Watchers Club is only accessible after being referred by one of our vets or nurses.
 The Weight Watchers Club is a free service provided by our Veterinary Centres for our clients.



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