Pet Weight Management Clinics

First Vets Weight Management Clinics

Overeating is the main cause of our pets becoming overweight. We as owners need to be mindful of how much, and what our pet is eating. All pets need a balanced diet and exercise. “Treats” are great rewards, as owners we need to limit their use and make sure they don’t become part of our pets main diet.

It is a good idea to come in to the clinic for a regular pet weigh-in. This is a FREE service and if your pet is having weight issues we can then book them in to our free weight management programme with one of our veterinary nurse team members. They will look at the diet your pet is receiving at present, work out an appropriate diet and put an action plan in place. We encourage monthly weigh-ins to track the progress.

Exercise is an integral part of this weight management process (like people), often a little trickier with cats but not impossible.

Overweight pets are at risk from:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis and joint problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Skin problems
  • Heart disease

Please note online bookings are available for the following day onwards, if you require a booking for today please phone the clinic on (06) 281 3157.

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First Vets Whanganui

170 Glasgow Street, Whanganui

0800 1 VET NOW

(0800 1 838 669)

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CONTACT US:

First Vets

170 Glasgow Street

Whanganui 4500

 

Freephone 0800 1 VET NOW, Tel. (06) 281 3157

Email: [email protected]

CLINIC HOURS:

Monday - Friday:

8.00am – 5.30pm

 

Saturday:

9.00am – 12.30pm

 

Sunday & Public Holidays Closed

EMERGENCIES:

If you think your pet is having a medical emergency outside of our regular office hours, we work closely with the Massey University Veterinary Clinic to offer full 24 hour 7 days a week intensive care. Find out more here.

GOLD CARD DISCOUNTS – 5% discount on retail and services (on presentation of Gold card)

170 Glasgow Street, Whanganui

0800 1 VET NOW

(0800 1 838 669)

24 HOUR EMERGENCY: INFO HERE

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Please note online bookings are available for the following day onwards, if you require a booking for today please phone the clinic on (06) 281 3157.

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GOLD CARD DISCOUNTS – 5% discount on retail and services
(on presentation of Gold card)