Physical Rehabilitation in
Obesity is a growing problem in our domestic pet population. A combination of factors including a more sedentary life-style and the high palatability of modern dog and cat foods have contributed to this serious disease.
Obesity reduces a pet’s comfort and mobility and predisposes it to orthopedic problems, diabetes, respiratory compromise and potentially liver and pancreatic disease.
Studies show that the life-span of an overweight dog can be shortened by as much as two years compared to a dog with a healthy weight.
Obesity management and weight loss requires a team effort closely involving the veterinary care giver and the owner. Our rehabilitation specialists incorporate individualized diet counseling and a medically supervised exercise program to achieve safe and steady weight reduction.
Click here to read our newsletter on obesity.
Click here for a Purina Study on obesity.
Please contact our rehabilitation specialists at 610-696-8712 to set up a weight management consultation.