Weight Clinics

Our friendly, Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN’s) run a whole range of pet health clinics. Clinics provide valuable advice and information to help prevent problems before they arise including rabbit care, senior clinics and weight clinics to name a few. Clinics are FREE*, however there is a modest charge for minor procedures such as nail clipping, or blood pressure measurement.

*Please note that these clinics are not in place of veterinary advice, if you have a medical concern please contact the practice on 01626 367972 to make an appointment with one of our vets.

What does a nurse weight clinic provide?

  • spaniel-scalesFREE assessment and follow up consultations.
  • A tailor made diet and exercise regime for your pet.

How can I tell if my pet is overweight?

  • You cannot feel their ribs without applying a fair amount of pressure.
  • There is no obvious waistline.
  • A wobbling belly when moving.
  • You are having to loosen their collar/harness.

Does my pet need to go to a weight clinic?

  • Do you feed your pet scraps/leftovers?
  • Are they are reluctant to exercise?
  • Do they tire easily with activity?
  • Do they waddle or struggle to walk freely?
  • Will they continuously eat if there is food available?
  • Have you ever been told your pet is overweight?

If you answered ‘yes’ to one or more of these questions, then taking your pet to a weight clinic may be a good option.

What happens when my pet reaches their goal?

When your pet has reached their target weight, our nurses will create a long term feeding and exercise regime to help keep the weight off!