Preventive Care

Weight Management Program

At VCA North Portland Veterinary Hospital, we wish a long, happy, healthy life for you and your pets. When it comes to weight management, you’ve had your own doctors emphasize good physical fitness. They talk about high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, etc. Believe it or not, these same health afflictions can strike your pet. The number one culprit is obesity, or just plain weighing too much.

Just like you would go to your doctor to develop a weight loss plan, we offer that same service. First we schedule an appointment with your regular veterinarian, who will rule out any hidden diseases. Usually that is done with a physical examination and blood work. Once your veterinarian has given the all clear, you will be paired up with one of our Nutrition Coaches. Your Nutrition Coach will assist you through the challenges ahead, meeting with your and your pet monthly for weigh ins and advice, while monitoring your pet’s health throughout the process.

We offer a six month program, which pairs you with a dedicated Nutrition Coach who prepares a diet and exercise plan that will work for you. They maintain regular contact between visits to help keep you on track. Your Nutrition Coach will be there with you every step of the way offering support and encouragement.