Wanted: 8 Dogs desperate to lose weight

Did you know that obesity is one of the most common illnesses affecting pets today?

Overweight pets are not healthy pets.

In fact, being overweight can lead to numerous other disorders such as joint and ligament damage, heart conditions and liver and kidney problems.

Not only that, being overweight drastically reduces your pet’s quality of life as they become reluctant to play and exercise.

It also places them at higher risk from anaesthesia should they require surgery.

Are you frustrated about your pet’s weight?

Have you tried diets and nothing works?

Then we’d like to help you.

Please consider applying to join our structured weight loss program for dogs starting in August.

It’s a 12 week program which will incorporate dietary managemnt, an exercise plan and an initial veterinary examination and blood test.

The cost of the program is only $87.00 plus the cost of the prescribed food.

This program will require some commitment so only serious contenders should apply. There will be a chance that your dog can become our Top Dog Loser and win 6 months supply of a healthy premium diet.

To apply, please email or phone us with your contact details, dog’s name, breed and current weight and a reason why you need this program.

Don’t forget the Leash when you visit your Vet

Clinics generally have a rule which asks all visiting patients to be suitably restrained.

This means – Cats in Cat boxes or transport carriers and all dogs on a leash.

There is very good reason for this rule and that is safety for everyone. It has absolutely nothing to do with temperament or size.

Even the friendliest dog can become fearful in strange surroundings and react according to their fears. The lead is used to keep your dog by your side in the reception area and for handling purposes in the examination room.

The lead also allows you or whoever is handling your dog to remain in control. It enables you to keep your dog a safe distance from other dogs which may or may not be as friendly and prevents escape through an open door.

Dog restraints come is all forms to include the simple collar and leash, the check chain or harness. Use whichever gives you the most control.

Some other pointers for safety in the waiting room:

  • Don’t allow others to pet your dog without permission
  • Don’t pet other dogs without permission
  • Don’t allow your dog to roam freely on the end if the leash and approach other dogs without permission

You might think it is rude to igore another dog sitting in the reception area but this is not the case. Giving attention can often lead to excitement which can lead to other unwanted behaviours.

The aim of these rules is to keep your dog as calm and comfortable in strange surroundings and everyone – safe.