Obesity is a condition in which the natural energy reserve of mammals expands far beyond usual levels to the point where it impairs health. In wild animals, obesity is relatively rare, but is common in domestic animals like dogs and other household pets that get too much food and not enough exercise.
While cultural and scientific definitions of obesity are subject to change, it is accepted that excessive body weight predisposes pets to various forms of disease, particularly cardiovascular disease. Professionals frequently recommend interventions, such as weight loss and medications, to reduce this risk. In addition, many pet owners undertake weight loss regimens for their pets’ health as well as aesthetic reasons.
Our rehabilitation center will tailor a weight loss program that may include, but not be limited to, dietary counseling, pharmacological management, and physical conditioning such as underwater treadmill exercises. Frequent “weigh-ins” are recommended to delivery feedback to the doctor and client.