A fat pet is an unhealthy pet. We can come up with a plan to get your overweight pet to a healthy weight. Being overweight is not an innocuous thing – they are more at risk from arthritis, diabetes and heart problems. We have the big scales in reception that you are free to use whenever the surgery is open. Usually we start by discussing a target weight and a reduction in normal feed with a possible increase in exercise. If the pet is not losing weight after a month we can discuss using a prescription feed that is designed to reduce the calorie intake and keep your pet feeling full.