Weight Management Program

Our hospital offers a specialized Weight Management Program for your pet. Just as in people, obesity contributes to many preventable life-threatening diseases such as diabetes mellitus, arthritis, heart disease and high blood pressure. Weight management is a very important part of maintaining the health of our pets. In fact, pets that maintained their ideal body weight throughout life are noted to live 15% longer than overweight or obese pets.

Please contact our staff or veterinarians for an in-depth evaluation of your overweight pet. First your pet's current weight and ideal body weight will be determined. Next, your veterinarian will create a program unique to your pet and your pet's lifestyle. Changes usually involve a plan for calorie restriction and exercise. It is important you tell your veterinarian about all foods and treats your pet eats as well as their daily opportunities for activity. Your pet's doctor will also recommend a weight recheck schedule to make sure your pet is losing weight at a safe rate and monitoring them for any problems.

If it looks like your pet might need to lose a few pounds, we'll discuss the steps you can take and provide the tools you need for successful pet weight loss. And we'll be there every step of the way offering support and encouragement to you and your pet.

Our Preventative Care Services

Because our pets age at a quicker pace than we humans do, it is important that they receive appropriate preventative care, along with early...MORE

Our hospital offers guidance on a number of Parasite Control Programs. The most common parasites that afflict pets are fleas and...MORE

Fleas and ticks are capable of transmitting infection and disease to pets through a bite. Many pets also suffer from severe allergic...MORE

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The decision to bring a new kitten or puppy into your life can be a momentous and life changing one. Like any new parenting, however, it...MORE

Our hospital offers Vaccination Examinations because vaccinations are critical to the well-being of your pets. Vaccines protect against...MORE

Does your pet have a microchip? Each year, millions of pets go missing and many don't make it back home. Microchipping your pet is a...MORE

Wellness tests are important to assist the veterinarians in creating an overall portfolio of your pet's health. By including blood tests in...MORE

Our hospital offers a specialized Weight Management Program for your pet. Just as in people, obesity contributes to many preventable...MORE

Our hospital offers and encourages Preventive Medicine Services through early disease detection and wellness programs for adult and senior...MORE

A wellness exam is an overall general health assessment that may include blood tests, urinalysis, and parasite screening. In many cases, a...MORE

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Westmoreland & Slappey Animal Hospital

100 Wes Park Drive, PO Box 1423

Perry, Georgia 31069

478-987-4811

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