Nutritional support and weight management

Nutrition and weight can be difficult to manage in our pets, especially when it gets out of control.  

The risks of obesity in pets are well known: heart disease, diabetes, joint arthritis and short lifespan.  Usually, pets become overweight by either over-eating or under-exercising or both.

Paws in Motion can offer information and guidance on diet types and amounts to feed which, in association with a fun home exercise programme, will help your pet to reach their full fitness potential again.  Our exercise programmes are designed to progress your dog's strength, conditioning and endurance levels.  We encourage you to use low calorie treats, fun toys, fitness equipment and pet activity monitors as little or as much as you want to keep motivation for both you and your pet high.

We also carry the high quality and established veterinary-only product lines of Nutramax, Protexin Veterinary and Veterinary Botanicals nutritional supplements exclusively for our clients.   These brands have been selected because of their product reputation and research.  We are happy to guide you on whether your cat, dog or rabbit needs any supplements to support their health, and if so help to negotiate some of the intricacies of nutritional supplement ingredient lists, quality control and label claims that plague this largely unregulated nutraceutical industry.

Our qualified veterinary nurses can offer weight management consultations to provide information regarding nutrition, including type of diets, daily calories required and feeding amounts. Our veterinary nurses will suggest tips and hints to increase weight loss or gain success. Consultations are tailor-made to your pet and their progress.

Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your pet to help prevent common obesity related problems such as diabetes, heart and joint health. Weight loss consultations provide all the motivation and support you need to help your pet lose weight.

If your family veterinarian has placed a feeding tube, we offer support in home care and patient monitoring for your pet. Please see Nursing care support and patient monitoring for more information on this home care service.