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How Fast Is Too Fast For My Pet To Lose Weight?

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

You’ve already conquered the first steps of determining that your pet is overweight and you’ve worked with your veterinarian to create a weight loss plan. But now what? How fast can pets safely lose weight and how vigilant do you need to be?

Five Ways Being Overweight Can Harm Your Cat’s Health

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

With up to 63% of cats currently overweight, we now know about the problems that cats face when they are too heavy. If your cat is overweight, your cat is at risk for these common problems.

The Biggest Losers

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

As the obesity epidemic hits our pets, Deborah Linder, diet doctor to portly pooches and fat cats, helps them shed those unhealthy pounds

Clinical Case Challenge: Nutrition (Dog)

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Maxy, a 2-year-old spayed female Golden Retriever, presents for her first weigh in after starting a weight loss program. Her initial physical exam reveals no abnormalities other than a body condition score of 9/9 (normal… Read More

At Your Service: Nutrition

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

The Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals focuses on individualized weight loss programs with careful monitoring to help pets become slimmer, happier and healthier. Weight management can be very challenging and time-consuming, especially if patients have… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Nutrition (Cat)

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

A 15-year-old castrated male domestic shorthair cat presented for evaluation of polyuria/polydipsia and weight loss despite a good appetite. He weighed 9 pounds (4.1 kg) with a body condition score of 4/9. Moderate atrophy of… Read More

At Your Service: Nutrition

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

The Clinical Nutrition Service of the Foster Hospital for Small Animals offers in person and telephone appointments to pet owners and case consultations to veterinarians throughout the country. Common services the Clinical Nutrition Service provides… Read More