Preventive Care

Weight Management Program

We are happy to offer a specialized Obesity and Weight Management Program for your cat. Just as in people, obesity contributes to many preventable life-threatening diseases such as Type II diabetes mellitus, arthritis, heart disease and high blood pressure. Weight management is a very important part of maintaining the health of our cats. In fact, pets that maintained their ideal body weight throughout life are noted to live 15% longer than overweight or obese pets.

Please contact our hospital for an in-depth evaluation of your overweight cat. First your cat's current weight and ideal body weight will be determined. Next, your veterinarian will create a program unique to your cat and your cat's lifestyle. Changes usually involve a plan for calorie restriction and a high quality, low carbohydrate diet. It is important you tell your veterinarian about all foods and treats your cat eats as well as their daily opportunities for activity. Your veterinarian will also recommend a weight recheck schedule to make sure your cat is losing weight at a safe rate and monitoring them for any problems.