To see the full weight loss program offered at Beechwood Animal Hospital: Weight Management Program. As well, in the Clients Only section which includes information that veterinary regulations only permit to active clients at Beechwood Animal Hospital.
The weight management program was developed to be run under veterinary supervision by hospital animal technicians (RVT’s) to help pet owners ,in a big-brother- big sister fashion, to get their animals to a healthy ideal body weight. This improves pet health (less morbidity), mobility and studies have shown possibly 2 extra years of longevity!
Body Condition Score (see chart) *BCS as defined in our program
3/5 = ideal body weight (-4% to +4% overweight*)
3+/5 = 5% to 14% overweight
4/5 = 15 to 21% overweight
4+/5 = 22 to 29% overweight
5/5 = 30 to 44% overweight
5+/5 = >45% overweight
Brief Program overview (all included in price)
- Introductory Technician (RVT) appointments 2- 3 visits 20-30min each
- RVT rechecks for weights/ BCS/ diet calculation and adjustments etc every 2-4 weeks (ideally in person but phone consults optional).
- Weight loss program is linked up to a rebound program to prevent rebound of weight when transitioning to regular diet. Total duration <12 months.
- Veterinary supervision. The same Vet and technician are committed to your pets program. The Vet fills out a supervisory form at 3,6,9,12 and 24 months , reviews your pets file and discusses with your technician.
Please call us to enroll in either a mini introductory visit or to start the weight loss program. Put your pet on the healthy road to ideal body weight!