Dog Weight loss success in Ballymena

Here in Ballymena our Grove Vets pet Weight watchers clinic has another success. This time it is a dog called Badger who reached his goal weight.

Dog Weight loss success in Ballymena

Dog Weight loss success in Ballymena

Badger eared his rosette and a free bag of food. He got a certificate to celebrate reaching his target weight after following a weight loss programme with our nurse Janice. Well done to Badger and his weight loss team.

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If your pet is over weight then the Free Grove Vets Weight watchers clinic can give you the advice and help that you need.

Carrying extra weight can encourage different health issues. These can include;
  • Development of Diabetes
  • Damage and strain on bones, joints and ligaments
  • Heart Disease and increased blood pressure
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Decreased stamina
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Decreased liver function
  • Skin and hair coat problems
  • Decreased quality and length of life
At Grove Vets you can join with other pet weight-watchers and their owners alongside the Grove Vets team. Enjoy a cup of tea and pick up some helpful advice to help you help your pet to reach their target weight. You can read about pets who have successfully lost weight with the help of Grove Vets here.
To book a space in Grove Vets ballymena pet weight-watchers club call 028-25656023.

Grove Vets dog weigh loss clinic

Grove Vets in Ballymena have a dog weigh loss clinic where lots of Ballymena dogs have slimmed down to be happier and healthier. Over the past few years the Nurses Clinic at Grove Vets have devised exercise and eating plans for lots of dogs. Here are some of our doggy slimmers from the Grove Vets Weighwatchers clinic.

Apollo

Apollo was one of our dog slimmers who took part a few years ago.

His starting weight was 43 kgs and now weighs 40 kgs.

Apollo lost 3 kgs in only two months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dixie started off at a weight of 8.50kg and through a healthy lifestyle and exercise lost1.39kg

Dixie now weighs 7.11kg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Faye took part in the Grove Vets slimming plan in 2013.

Faye’s starting weight was 46.4 kgs and finished as 44.5 kgs and looks very happy with the results!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mac made a great weight loss attempt.

Mac now weighs 43.7kg, which is amazing as Mac was 50kg at the start of the slimming plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelia and her daughter Fly who both shed some weight over a few months.

Sheila’s starting weight was 28.11kg and she now weighs in at 23.8kg.

Her daughter Fly was 21.7kg and at her latest weigh in weighed 20.2kg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well done to all of our doggy slimmers and their dedicated owners who followed the exercise and eating plans made out by our Grove Vets veterinary nursing team. Animal Weightwatchers is one of our free clinics, so if your pet has put on a few pounds the Weighwatchers clinic will be able to assess if your pet needs a special diet or exercise regime to shift some weight. You will get regular weight ins and help and along from the Grove Vets dog weigh loss clinic.

Grove Veterinary nurses in Ballymena

Grove Vets in Ballymena work hard to ensure that all of your pets needs are met. As well as a team of Vets there is also a talented and dedicated group of Veterinary nurses who run clinics and perform lots of minor procedure on animals from all over Ballymena. You can book an appointment for any of the following services which are offered by our Veterinary nurses.

Grove Veterinary nurses in Ballymena

  • Animal Weightwatchers – If your pet has put on a few pounds the Weighwatchers clinic will be able to access if your pet needs a special diet or exercise regime to shift some weight. You will get regular weight ins and help.
  • wound management – If a procedure has been carried out of a wound has been seen by the Vet you will get to bring your pet in to the Veterinary nurses to get is cleaned, redressed and looked after.
  • Puppy/kitten checks – thee can be carried out in the nursing clinic.
  • nail clips – Keep your pet well groomed and keep their nails well looked after.
  • vaccinations – Vaccinations are a vital part of having a pet.
  • bandage check & changes – minor bumps and bruises can be looked after at the nurses clinic.
  • dental check ups – Especially important for cats, checking your pets teeth can be difficult so bring them along to Grove Vets.

The team are headed up by Janice who is our head registered veterinarian nurse and team members Charlene, Lynn and Tammy. Call 028 2565 6023 to make an appointment with our team who have been helping pet owners in Ballymena for many years.

Fitness for your Dog

Grove Vets have a Weightwatchers clinic specially run for dogs who are overweight. If you are worried that your dog might be overweight or that they are heading in that direction here are some fun activities which you could try. A bit of extra exercise may be al that your pet needs to help slim them down.

Phot Credit: Emery Wray; Creative Commons

Phot Credit: Emery Wray; Creative Commons

  • Set up an obstacle course – use a broomstick to build some low hurdles, make tunnels out of cardboard boxes and a slalom which your dog and race around.
  • Play Hide and Seek – Don’t hide from you dog – instead hide treats and toys around the house or a garden and encourage your dog to search for them
  • Fetch races – Get you dogs favourite toy and play fetch. Try to get you dog running further with each throw.
  • Use your house – Put you dog on their lead and walk them up and down your staircase.
  • Take two walks instead of one – If you are used to taking regular walks try to add another later in the day. It is important to incorporate hills and distance for your dog.
  • Jog with your dog – If you are able take you dog out on their lead and have regular interval of jogging walking and power walking.

If you dog is overweight and unable to take regular exercise then it is best to get some help from our clinic nurses. They can tailor and exercise programme and an eating regime which will help your dog to lose weight in a safe and healthy way. Please call us here at Grove Vets on 028 256562023 to arrange your appointment at our free pet weight loss clinic.

Grove Vets Weight loss clinic

Ballymena based Veterinarian centre Grove Vets tackled overweight dogs with it’s weight loss clinic.  Owners bring their pets to take part in the free weight loss clinic and Grove Vets are happy to see them make great progress.

Photo Credit: d.aniela; Creative Commons

Photo Credit: d.aniela; Creative Commons

Did you know that a pet as little as 20% overweight has an increased risk of suffering from diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. Grove Vets use Hill’s weight loss products which are nutritionally balanced pet food designed for pets who are overweight.

If you think your pet may be over weight then bring them along to the free weight loss clinic where they will be accessed, weighed and Janice, our qualified veterinarian nurse will design a weight loss plan which suits you and your pet. Being a responsible pet owner sometimes can be difficult and you and your pet will have to work hard to get healthy again. No more dinner time treats or snacks and lots more walks and exercise will help your pet to get back to a normal and healthy weight.

Please call us here at Grove Vets on 028 256562023 to arrange your appointment at our free pet weight loss clinic.

Overweight pet – Health Risks

Pet weight-watchers club at Grove Vets in Ballymena can help your pet lose weight. Grove Vets invite you to bring your pet to their free weight-watchers weigh in at their Ballymena surgery on Monday 13th January 2014 between 7-8pm.

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If your pet is overweight they may be facing some serious health issues. These can include;
  • Development of Diabetes
  • Damage and strain on bones, joints and ligaments
  • Heart Disease and increased blood pressure
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Decreased stamina
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Decreased liver function
  • Skin and hair coat problems
  • Decreased quality and length of life
Come along to our Pet weight-watchers club on Monday evening and we will weight your pet for FREE and advise you whether or not they are overweight.
At Grove Vets you can join with other pet weight-watchers and their owners alongside the Grove Vets team. Enjoy a cup of tea and pick up some helpful advice to help you help your pet to reach their target weight.

You can read about pets who have successfully lost weight with the help of Grove Vets here.

To book a space in Grove Vets ballymena pet weight-watchers club call 028-25656023.
Pet Weightwatchers – Ballymena