Our Locations

Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital

7871 Stave Lake St E130

Mission, BC V2V 0B5

(604) 286-0160

Weight Management

A groundbreaking 14-year study showed that dogs and cats fed to an ideal body condition throughout their lives had a median life span of 1.8 years longer and were considerably healthier. Although the dogs in the study generally developed the same chronic conditions as they aged, treatment for those conditions was delayed approximately two years for ideal body weight dogs and cats.

What can be done?

We offer several different solutions for overweight pets. Your pet should be evaluated before starting a diet plan. You as an owner play an important part in the success of weight management, and are encouraged and welcome to obtain complimentary nutritional counseling from our staff.

Weigh ins are done as a courtesy and feel free to ask for a print out of your pets weight history. You will be amazed how easy it can be to get weight off pets compared to us!

Prescription diets have been on the market for years, we recommend several diets depending on your pets age, breed, and underlying medical conditions. These diets range from diets that contain high levels of protein to stimulate metabolism and promote fat loss while maintaining lean muscle, contain ingredients that influence the glycemic index, affect the satiety center in the brain, and contain various soluble : insoluble fiber ratios to help your dog and cat to feel satisfied after eating. Another important consideration is that dogs and cats love the taste. Low calorie treats are a perfect complement to diets.