212 Rusden Street, Armidale, NSW 2350
Call us

Is your pet on the pudgy side of cuddly?

Is your pet on the pudgy side of cuddly?

Did you know that over 40% of dogs and 30% of cats in Australia are classified as either overweight or obese?!!!!

Much like with us, when an animal is overweight it can develop all kinds of health problems, such as painful arthritis, heart disease, breathing difficulties, diabetes, liver and pancreatic disease and even some types of cancer. All of these issues impact your pets quality of life and reduce play time.

Obese cats and dogs can develop complicated health issuesThere are a number of reasons why our pets pack on the pounds – from feeding habits, lack of exercise, age, gender and neutering status….the bottom line is if your pet is consuming more calories than they are burning, they will store the excess energy as body fat.

To help your pet drop their unwanted weight, our team at New England Vets are now offering FREE weight clinics in which one of our trained team members will determine your individual pet’s ideal weight and body fat percentage. We will then use this information to customise feeding plans for lasting weight loss success. Your pet will have regular checkups and weigh ins to monitor and track their progress. To sweeten the deal even more we will be offering a 10% discount on all of our weight loss diets, to maximise success with the program. There will also be prizes for the groups who lose the most combined percentage of weight and to the individual pet that drops the most KGs.

If you are interested in joining up for our weight clinics or would like more information get in touch with us today 🙂

More information from the Pet Food Industry Association of Australia


Recent Articles

Common Poisons Encountered in Pets

15th February 2021

The most common pet poisonings to be mindful of; Pets can encounter lots of different toxins in their home environment... Read More

Armidale Puppy PreSchool

22nd October 2020

What is Socialisation and Puppy Preschool? Puppy Preschool comes in many forms depending on who is offering the service, the... Read More

Prophylactic Gastropexy - Preventing GDV

26th February 2020

What is Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV)? Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (often called “GDV” or “bloat”) is a life-threatening condition... Read More

Storm Fears and Phobias

11th January 2020

Fear of storms is a common complaint amongst dog owners. Some breeds are over represented, mostly the herding breeds... Read More

A Behavioural Journey

23rd July 2019

So last week I passed my Membership exams in Veterinary Behaviour with the Australian and New Zealand College of... Read More

Rabbit Care

09th April 2019

Tips and advice about Rabbit Care Rabbits can make great pets, they are intelligent, sociable and not to mention adorable!... Read More

Urinary problems in Cats

07th March 2019

My feline has urine issues! Cats are the most commonly presented companion animal for urinary issues. Most of these relate... Read More

Storm Phobias and your pet

30th October 2018

There are a lot of animals that have a fear of storms (and other loud noises). It is a... Read More

Cushing's Disease in Dogs

15th October 2018

Cushing’s disease (or hyperadrenocorticism) is one of the most common endocrine disorders that affects dogs. The endocrine system is... Read More

Dental care for your pet

15th August 2018

Dental disease is one of the most common complaints we see in veterinary practice. In fact, about 3 out... Read More