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Coming into the winter months, our older pets can start to slow down with the cooler weather. Our team wants to ensure these golden years are as comfortable as possible. While for some pets arthritis is inevitable, it isn’t normal and should always be treated. Please call our team to book a consultation to review your pets pain and mobility.
Weight problems are incredibly common amongst Australian pets and affects around 40% of dogs and 30% of cats. Overfeeding, too many snacks, and a lack of exercise are some of the obvious causes of weight problems but they can also be tied to chronic health conditions such as hypothyroidism.
Pet obesity can lead to a whole host of health conditions as well as lessen their quality of life and reduce their lifespan. Some of the most common health issues associated with your pet being obese or overweight include:
If you suspect your pet may be overweight, get in touch with our clinic to make a consultation time. Our veterinarians have plenty of experience with pet weight problems and will be able to tailor a management regimen to the needs of your pet.
Our team has helped pet owners manage a diverse range of behavioural issues. Behavioural management depends very much on the individual animal, their current state of health, and the problem at hand. In some instances, your vet may be able to recommend some simple changes in routine to resolve the issue but in some circumstances, it can be beneficial for us to refer you to dog training or a veterinary behaviourist.
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