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Overweight Cat Help

The team at Riverview Animal Hospital can help steer you in the right direction when it comes to your pet’s weight. We have trained team members that can work with you to improve your cat’s health and add years to their life.

Is my cat fat?

Just like dogs, we use a body conditioning score to determine if your cat is at its ideal weight. Anything from a 5/9 – 9/9 would be considered overweight. If you think your car may be overweight, call us at 506-387-4015 for an apt with a veterinarian for a health exam.

How can my cat lose weight?

Your cat can lose weight by feeding a highly nutritious, controlled portioned meals. You can also find some toys for cats that will get them to be more active around the house.

What is offered in nutritional consultation?

In a nutritional consultation, the doctor or technician will determine your cat’s body condition score, proper weight, and determine what diet is best suited for your pet. They will also help you with feeding guidelines, and how much of the new diet you should be feeding your pet to achieve the proper weight loss.

Pet Nutrition

Did you know that nutrition is one the top vital assessments that veterinarians check when examining your pet? What does that mean? It means that along with temperature,cardiac function, respiration and pain management, your veterinarian will be assessing your pets nutritional requirements. With the right nutrition your pet’s quality of life can improve which will allow them to live a long and healthy life. Proper nutrition has many more added benefits than it did 30 years ago. In todays world the diets that are carried by our animal hospital have amazing science that backs up the benefits of the products. Food is now a science that can prevent disease, prolong quality of life, and can be used therapeutically with or without medication to aid in your pet’s health. Quite literally food that is sold in our hospital can save your pet’s life!

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