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Free weight clinics to help combat overweight pets

With Christmas over and New Year on the way, many of us may well be feeling the pinch of those trousers! Over indulgence is common around this time of year, not only for us, but also for our four legged pets – with treats aplenty and lots of left over turkey. However with pet obesity levels increasing across the UK owners are being warned of the many hidden dangers for overweight pets.

In the spirit of New Year resolutions, Alnorthumbria Vets are running specialist FREE weight clinics across their Morpeth, Alnwick, Ponteland and Wooler branches. Ideal for those looking for advice on their pets weight and nutrition, but also for those looking to start a weight loss programme to help their pets live a happier and healthier life. 

There are many factors that can attribute to the weight gain in pets but as with people, usually weight gain happens because the amount of calories consumed by the pet is greater than the amount of calories burned up and used by the body.  Some of the most common problems associated with excess weight include; diabetes, arthritis, joint and mobility problems, increased frequency of joint injuries, high blood pressure, skin and coat problems, anal gland problems and -pancreatitis to name but a few.

Weight clinics at Alnorthumbria Vets are provided free of charge to clients, and are available for both cats and dogs. Appointments include a free bag of food as well as a weight loss pack.  You can start booking weight clinic appointments from January 2015 at any of the following surgeries; Alnwick  01665 510999, Morpeth-01670 505321, Ponteland-01661 871570, Wooler-01668 281323.

Helping your pet lose weight will require commitment but the benefit will be a happier and healthier life for your pet. 


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