Pet Diet and Weight Management

Pet Diet and Weight Management

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Job Description

Nutrition is very important for maintaining your pet’s good health, with many common health issues arising from pets not getting the right nutrients or balance in their diet. These include issues such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis and joint problems
  • Heart disease
  • Skin and hair problems
  • Low energy
  • Kidney problems

Different species, breeds and ages require a diet that suits their particular needs. Throughout their lives there will likely be a change in the nutritional requirements of your pet. Talking to our excellent vet health team we can recommend the perfect diet for your pet, ensuring they get exactly the balance of nutrients they need to live a healthy and happy life.

Overweight and Obese Pets

Weight is becoming a major health issue for pets for a number of reasons. Lifestyle changes or even sudden stresses or anxieties can cause weight gain in pets. In many cases pets are over fed or fed food that has an excessively high fat content, we are getting more accustomed to seeing very overweight pets and therefore our own understanding of what is a healthy weight has become very blurred. As these changes can occur slowly, owners might not even realise their pet’s weight gain until it has already become a problem. 

Overweight or obese pets can develop health issues such as joint and heart problems due to excess strain. To tackle weight problems, your pet should be assessed at our vet clinic, where it will be weighed and put on a prescription diet and/or exercise regime. Regular checking in on your pet’s progress will allow us to tailor a specific plan to get your pet back to its fittest, healthiest and happiest.

Why Highfield?

  • Varied caseloads which help to build upon your clinical skills and knowledge
  • Large and diverse peer support system and mentoring programs
  • Competitive salaries
  • Professional development opportunities
  • State of the art veterinary equipment
  • All of our staff attend regular training to keep up-to-date with current trends and techniques, these training opportunities are both in house and external
  • Team building and social activities are encouraged

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