At Integrative Veterinary Wellness, we have years of experience providing residents of Richardson, TX, with alternative veterinary medicine. Our referral clinic is contacted when a pet owner expresses interest in holistic veterinary medicine. Obesity is a common issue among pets, and our alternative medicine veterinarian offers many services specifically designed to address pet obesity.
Is Obesity in Cats and Dogs a Problem?
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) seems to think so, and we agree. In February of 2020, the AAHA declared pet obesity to be an epidemic. Just as human health is negatively impacted by obesity, so is the health of your pets. Dog and cat obesity contribute to a wide range of critical health conditions including:
- Heart disease
- Joint disorders
- Decreased immunity
- Urinary tract disease
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Fatty tumors
These are just a few of the potential problems obese pets face. A pet is considered obese when it is 10 percent or more over its target weight.
There are many things you can do to help your pet take off and keep off excess pounds. It will take a little willpower and may require a little assistance from Integrative Veterinary Wellness. We offer a wide range of treatments that will be highly effective in helping your obese pet lose weight, including:
- Underwater treadmill or hydrotherapy treatment
- Food therapy solutions
- Weight loss management
- Nutritional counseling
We all want our pets to live their happiest and healthiest lives possible. We will work with you to create a holistic treatment plan to help your pet thrive without the negative effects of obesity weighing it down.
Alternative Medicine Veterinarian in Richardson
If you are seeking alternative veterinary medicine for your obese pet, Integrative Veterinary Wellness is ready to assist you. In addition to pet obesity, we treat a variety of other conditions including arthritis, intestinal disorders, and more – all with holistic treatment methods tailored to the needs of your pet. For more information on pet obesity or to schedule an appointment with our alternative medicine veterinarian, call us at (469) 250-4023.