Swimsuit season is fast approaching! We want to help get your furry friends slimmed down and in shape for summer. Obesity in four-leggd family members is one of the leading problems we see as veterinarians. Even a few extra pounds can lead to signifcant disease, even more so in a smaller dog or cat. Obesity can lead to arthritis, berthing difficulty (especially in predisposed breeds, like bulldogs for example), and metabolic issues (Diabetes or hepatic lipidosis in cats). These can all contribute to a decrease in lifespan and quality of life.
If you are unsure of where to beging, Skaer Veterinary Clinc would like to help you. We will be holding a Biggest Loser Competition this summer. The enrollment process will begin on June 5th and end on June 19th. The competition will end on September 22nd, where a winner will be announced, but everyone is truly a winner. To enroll in the competition, you will need to make an appointment for your pet so we can set up a weight loss plan that suits them. There will also be monthly weigh-ins to track your pet's progress. Royal Canin will provide the 2nd bag of food free to all participants and the grand prize will be 3 months of free food along with 3 bags of Royal Canin Satiety Treats. The 2nd place winner will receive a $25 gift card valid at Skaer Veterinary Clinic. If your furry pal is in need of shedding some pounds, come in and see us! We would love to help your four-legged family member on their weight loss journey. Check out our Facebook page for more information on the competition as well as healthy tips and weight loss stories!