Diet & Weight Management
Get your pet healthy and active with our specialist diet and weight management service
By letting your pet become obese or too skinny, you’re putting them at risk of developing a serious health problem (such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer).
If you notice that their weight has changed recently, please bring them in for a check-up – we have a wealth of experience helping animals with weight issues.
So much so, we’re now a Royal Canin © approved weight management centre, with national recognition for our ability to identify and help overweight pets return to the peak of health again.
Diet Plans and Weight Clinics
Your pet will be given a tailored diet plan and their weight will be closely monitored, whilst our expert nurses will also share some great tips and tricks to help you keep your pet’s weight on target.
By working together, we’ll get your pet feeling healthy and active once again.
What you can do to help
The best way you can ensure that your pet’s weight is healthy is to keep an eye on their portion size and make sure they’re eating the right food (we’ll advise you on the most suitable options).
But remember, it’s not just what your pet eats that affects their weight, but also their age, breed, sex and neuter status.
That’s why exercise is so great for your pet. It’ll keep their waistline in check, their joints flexible and their muscles strong. More than that, it’s also a good opportunity for you to spend quality time bonding with your pet.
Below, you can download a Canine Body Condition Score Chart to assess your dog yourself. If you have any further queries regarding weight or diet management for any pet, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Look after your pet’s weight by booking them in for a specialist appointment, call 01444 456886
Below are some of the wonderful feedback we have had from clients who have attended our Weight Clinics. If you would like more information or advice about your pet’s weight please contact us.
Buddha & Betty-Boop (dogs)
At first it was difficult to remain disciplined. I was very tempted to sneak them additional food because they were so hungry. After I began to see results it became a lot easier. They are not only healthier but they clearly feel better and have loads more energy. Betty’s breathing was so loud you always knew where she was. Now I actually trip over her because I don’t know she’s there. We have not increased our exercise time but we use it better, jogging or walking at a quicker pace rather than strolling. We have had a lot of encouragement from the staff at the Mewes. The dogs love to visit for their weigh-ins because everyone is so pleased and makes such a fuss. The enthusiasm at the clinic motivates me to keep it up.
13.2kg down to 9.6kg and 9.8kg down to 6.55kg, respectively.
Dylan is much more active after losing weight, he can run now instead of waddling. Dylan also has a much nicer coat as he is now able to groom himself properly which he couldn’t do before.
Overall Dylan is a much happier and contented cat since losing weight – certainly worth continuing with the obesity diet. My previous vets had said there was not much you could do with an overweight cat. How wrong they could be!
9.15kg down to 6.78kg.
After giving birth to 5 kittens 5 years ago at the age of 1 Rosie ballooned in weight, wanting to eat for 6 for months afterwards! Seeing the Mewes Veterinary Clinic run a weight clinic for overweight cats and dogs I decided to take Rosie along. With a strict regime of 55g daily of a special obesity management food and encouraging Rosie to exercise more (playing with a ball or piece of string) she has very nearly reached her target weight. It’s taken a long time but it’s been well worth it even though given half the chance she’d still eat her daughter’s food as well as her own.
5.4kg down to 4.31kg.