Weight loss program for pets

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The Ark weight loss program

At the Ark we are dedicated to caring gently for for pets of all different shapes and sizes with expertise and kindness. Unfortunately we lately see a lot of overweight animals. Overweight or obese pets can develop many medical problems such as, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, insulin resistance, increased surgical risk, liver and pancreatic disease,  increased risk of some cancers, reduced quality of life and most alarmingly, a reduced life span.

We know how difficult it can be to help your pet lose weight.To help you and your pet get started on a weight loss journey we have implemented a Weight Loss Program which we will tailor for your pet to help you achieve weight loss success. The first consult is free, and entry to the program gives you access to regular nurse checkups, weigh ins, tracking of your pet’s weight loss journey, a wealth of information and guidance on pet weight loss and special food deals and rewards for reaching target weights.

Pets over weight & obesitas

Studies have shown that about 41% of Australian dogs and 32% of Australia cats are classed as over-weight or obese by veterinarians. These are rather alarming figures considering obesity is associated with many medical problems such as, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, liver and pancreatic disease, increased surgical risk, increased risk of some cancers, reduced quality of life and most alarmingly, a reduced life span. In addition, obesity is now recognized as the leading form of malnutrition in pets. Yes, that is right ‘malnutrition’. We know that all pet owners absolutely love their furry friends but often it is this unconditional love that results in overweight pets. Most dogs and cats do not go out and get their own food, so it is owners that are failing their pets in this area. The fact of the matter is that overfeeding your pet is just as cruel as underfeeding them, hence why the term malnutrition is used.

How will the weight loss program help your pet?

  • REDUCE YOUR PET’S ACHES AND PAINS AND HELP YOUR PET REGAIN FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT.
  • RE-ENERGIZE YOUR PET AND EXTEND THEIR ACTIVE YEARS!
  • REDUCE THE CHANCE THAT YOUR PET DEVELOPS A DISEASE
  • LOWER YOUR PETS BLOOD PRESSURE
  • INCREASE THE QUALITY OF YOUR PET’S COAT AND SKIN
  • MAKE SURE THAT YOUR PET HAS A HIGH IMMUNITY

Why the weight loss program?

It becomes clear why it is important for you and your pet to be treated professionally for obesity. By managing their weight it will mean less visits to the vet, and a more comfortable and longer life for your animal.

How do I know if my pet has a weight problem?

First FREE consultation & weight loss program

During the initial consultation, your pet will be weighed and assessed on their body score and ideal weight range. We will take details on your pet’s current lifestyle and history, and take some ‘before’ photos and measurements. We will also discuss how you can help your pet achieve their goals. The personalised program will outline your pet’s target weight goals, then we will supply you with a plan, which includes a progress tracker, a nutritional plan, and an exercise plan. The plan will be based on your pet’s age, breed, health and individual needs. You will also be asked to visit us fortnightly for follow up progress visits, which will include a ‘weigh in’ to ensure your pet is on track. This is also a chance to discuss any concerns or queries you may have with one of our trained staff.

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