OVERWEIGHT PETS

Obesity is one of the most common medical conditions we see in dogs. In Australia, sadly, more than 50% of dogs are overweight or obese. Illawarra Animal Rehabilitation can help with a total plan of treatment, exercise and nutrition.

Obesity is one of the most common medical conditions we see in dogs. In Australia, sadly more than 50% of dogs are overweight or obese. Just like us humans, excess body fat in dogs can lead to a host of problems, from osteoarthritis or ligament tears, to metabolic disorders and chronic inflammation and pain. Some overweight dogs also suffer from diabetes and cardiovascular problems.

Overweight animals are less energetic and they have poorer quality of life. On average they also live shorter lives.

Obesity is one of the most common medical conditions we see in dogs. In Australia, sadly more than 50% of dogs are overweight or obese. Just like us humans, excess body fat in dogs can lead to a host of problems, from osteoarthritis or ligament tears, to metabolic disorders and chronic inflammation and pain. Some overweight dogs also suffer from diabetes and cardiovascular problems.

Overweight animals are less energetic and they have poorer quality of life. On average they also live shorter lives.

The good news is that we can beat the bulge! The best approach to treating overweight pets is a healthy combination of diet and exercise. Fortunately we are experts in both! Diets are available which not only limit calorie control but can change the way in which your pet’s DNA is expressed to lay down less fat.

Our Rehabilitation team can design and help you implement an exercise program to build muscle and burn fat! Program design is important because jumping into a vigorous exercise routine can put your dogs muscles and joints under considerable stress, particularly if Fido is carrying a couple of extra kilos! Our treatment plans typically incorporate regular guided exercise at home with work in our under-water treadmill.

The good news is that we can beat the bulge! The best approach to treating overweight pets is a healthy combination of diet and exercise. Fortunately we are experts in both! Diets are available which not only limit calorie control but can change the way in which your pet’s DNA is expressed to lay down less fat.

Our Rehabilitation team can design and help you implement an exercise program to build muscle and burn fat! Program design is important because jumping into a vigorous exercise routine can put your dogs muscles and joints under considerable stress, particularly if Fido is carrying a couple of extra kilos! Our treatment plans typically incorporate regular guided exercise at home with work in our under-water treadmill.

Underwater treadmill exercise, or hydrotherapy, combines the benefits of resistance in the water to build strength and increased range of motion of the joints as well as reducing the weight bearing and stress on the body while in the water.

A professionally designed program by our Rehabilitation Team will help your dog lose weight and build muscle mass in a safe way for the long term. You’ll see a more mobile, outgoing and happier dog!

Underwater treadmill exercise, or hydrotherapy, combines the benefits of resistance in the water to build strength and increased range of motion of the joints as well as reducing the weight bearing and stress on the body while in the water.

A professionally designed program by our Rehabilitation Team will help your dog lose weight and build muscle mass in a safe way for the long term. You’ll see a more mobile, outgoing and happier dog!

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