Our knowledgeable, experienced nurses hold a number of clinics to help you raise a health and happy pet
It’s not easy raising a pet is it? There’s so much to think about; are their teeth and gums healthy? Are you feeding them the right diet? Why are they still misbehaving? That’s where our team of friendly, expert nurses can help.
At Champion Vets our nurses hold a range of dedicated clinics to answer any questions you may have, provide you with lots of advice tips and tricks and monitor the development of your companion.
As well as helping you raise a healthy and happy pet, our nurse clinics are designed to allow our team of professionals to keep a close eye on your pet to ensure they’re in great shape at all times.
Puppy socialisation classes (puppy parties)
Puppy socialisation classes (or puppy parties as they are more commonly known) are a great way of introducing your pet to other puppies and encouraging them to grow into an obedient, well behaved pet. In a controlled environment led by a dog behavioural specialist, you will be given lots of advice to help you raise your puppy so that they know how to behave in social situations.
Weight management clinics
Our weight clinics are very similar to human weight watchers meetings. Your pet will be examined regularly, have a personal diet and exercise weight plan created for them and be weighed regularly to monitor their progress. You will be provided with all the advice and support you need to help you resist those big eyes, and shown some great ways to encourage your pet to get active.
Please note: weight management clinics are also suitable for underweight animals.
Geriatric (elderly animal) clinics
Similarly to humans, animals’ bodies begin to slow down with age, putting elderly pets at risk of a number of health conditions. During our geriatric clinics your pet’s blood and urine will be tested to identify any potential problems. They will also have an extensive examination to ensure their joints and organs are in good working order.
For more information about our nurse clinics, or to book an appointment for your pet, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Putting on weight has exactly the same affect on your pet as it does on you
When it comes to feeding pets we’re all guilty of slipping them the Sunday lunch leftovers. However, it’s important you’re not making a habit of treating your companion to extra food because it could be bad for their health.
Just like you, your pet can gain weight if they eat too much, are not eating the correct diet or are not exercising regularly. Additionally, becoming overweight puts your pet at risk of developing a number of serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
“In the majority of cases pets will eat whatever they are given until it’s gone. This means if you’re feeding your pet the wrong diet for their breed and size, they could be consuming more energy than they’re using, which will lead to weight gain.”
Heather Kerr, Head Nurse
The best way to ensure your pet is fit and healthy is to make sure they are exercising regularly. By running, jumping and playing with your companion you will be preventing them from putting on weight, keeping their joints in good health, and develop a great relationship with your furry friend.
With the number of pre-packed diets available in supermarkets today you’d be forgiven for choosing the incorrect diet for your companion. For that reason, you’re always more than welcome to attend one of our free weight clinics where one of our knowledgeable nurses will be happy to create your pet a personalised diet plan, and monitor your their weight regularly.
There are 3 ways to check if your pet is putting on weight:
Can you see the outline of their ribs?
Can you see and feel their waist?
Is their tummy tucked up and out of sight when you look at them from the side?
If you answered no to any of these questions it is recommended that you speak with one of our nurses.
Please note: The age, breed, sex and neuter status of your pet can all contribute to weight gain.
For more information about your pet’s diet and weight, or to book an appointment for your companion, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.