ROLL OVER? FAT CHANCE

ROLL OVER? FAT CHANCE

WHY IS WEIGHT SUCH AN ISSUE?

Obesity is not just a cosmetic issue. Being overweight can seriously affect your pet’s long-term health and well-being because it can put your pet at risk for developing some serious medical conditions. Unfortunately, when a pet is overweight or obese it no longer is a question of “if” your pet will develop a condition secondary to the excess weight but “how soon and how serious!” Some of the most common disorders associated with excess weight include…

Diabetes

Arthritis, joint and mobility problems

Increased frequency of joint injuries

High blood pressure

Skin and coat problems

Anal gland problems

Cystitis

Incontinence (bitches)

Pancreatitis

Breathing difficulties

Ulcers / pressure sores

Overweight and obese pets usually have shorter lives than fitter pets. Overweight pets also tend to interact less with their families.

If you need emergency treatment for your pet after hours please call the Manukau After Hours Veterinary Clinic on 09 277 8383. This clinic is located at 15 Jack Conway Ave and is staffed by Nurses and Veterinarians all night, weekends and public holidays.