Weight Management Program
At VCA North Portland Veterinary Hospital, we wish a long, happy, healthy life for you and your pets. The healthy part is our most obvious priority.
Puck before the Weight Management Program. He weighed 19 pounds!
You’ve had your own doctors emphasize good physical fitness. They talk about high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, etc. Believe it or not, these same health afflictions can strike your pet. The number one culprit is obesity, or just plain weighing too much.
Just like you would go to your doctor to develop a weight loss plan, we offer that same service. First we schedule an appointment with your regular veterinarian, who will rule out any hidden diseases. Usually that is done with a physical examination and blood work. Once your veterinarian has given the all clear, you will be paired up with one of our Nutrition Coaches. Your Nutrition Coach will assist you through the challenges ahead, meeting with your and your pet monthly for weigh ins and advice, while monitoring your pet’s health throughout the process.
Puck lost 4 pounds with the Weight Management Program!
Typically we will need 6 months to bring your dog or cat into her healthy weight range. You have the option of going month by month. or you can enroll in our 6 month treatment program. The treatment program consists of 6 visits for the price of 5, phone or email coaching check ins, plus an additional 10% off diet and exercise needs for your enrolled pet.