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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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Freephone 0800 1 VET NOW

Telephone 06 281 3157

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170 Glasgow Street, Whanganui 4500

Clinic hours:

Monday - Friday: 8.00am – 5.30pm

Saturday: 9.00am – 12.30pm

Sunday & Public Holidays Closed

AFTER-HOURS EMERGENCIES: Our After-Hours service is provided by Massey University’s Pet Emergency Centre in Palmerston North during the week, and Totally Vets Accident and Medical Centre in Fielding during the weekends.

 

WEEKDAYS: Phone 0800 738 363  -  WEEKENDS & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: Phone (06) 324 0812

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Split your purchase across 4 installments, due every two weeks.

All payments are interest-free and there are no additional costs, as long as you pay on time.

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  • APPOINTMENTS

    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.

    Take me to the online bookings

170 Glasgow Street, Whanganui

0800 1 VET NOW

(0800 1 838 669)

24 HOUR EMERGENCY: INFO HERE