Through July 31, 2018
Suffolk Animal Hospital
1232 Holland Road
Suffolk, Virginia, 23434Get Directions
Did you know that overweight and obese pets can experience some of the same nasty side effects that people do? These include diabetes, arthritis, lameness, skin infections, depression and even a reduced life span.
Surprising, there are also just as many overweight and obese pets as their people. An estimated 59% of cats and 54% of dogs are weighing in over their veterinarians recommended weight (as based on their body conditioning score) and unfortunately those numbers have only been going up!
Thankfully, pets can quickly and easily lose weight and keep it off with our help!
Starting in January 2018, we will be signing up both cats and dogs for our Biggest Loser Program. To qualify for the program, we will set up a free consultation with a veterinary assistant to assess your pets weight. Your pet will need to have a body conditioning score of 4 out of 5 (overweight) or 5 out of 5 (obese) as assessed by the assistant. If your pet is approved, the assistant will then setup a weight loss plan that will work for both you and your pet. This will include prescription weight loss food (Purina OM), treats as needed and increased activity plans. The program begins in January and will last until July. The only cost to you is the monthly purchase of Purina OM weight loss food. We will schedule free monthly weigh ins and your pet’s veterinary assistant will check in monthly. We can make adjustments together to be sure your pet is successful in their weight loss journey.