Fit For Life Program

FIT FOR LIFE PROGRAM

 40% to 44% of Australian Cats and Dogs suffer from Malnutrition!

How can FIT FOR LIFE help?

The initial 30 minute Consultation will identify if your Pet has a weight issue. This is done by establishing a Body Condition Score and weigh-in. At this time we will also have a detailed look at your Pets diet, feeding habits, general health, living environment and exercise regime.

Next, we develop a feeding plan with detailed daily intake and feeding ration, utilising the “Slimfit Program” and in most cases recommend a therapeutic weight loss diet to ensure that we can achieve safe, healthy and sustainable weight-loss.

Once on the program, you and your Pet will receive ongoing support for up to 6 months. For the first 8 weeks of the program there will be weekly contact and weigh-in’s, following that there will be fortnightly weigh-in’s and monthly progress meetings to ensure both you and your Pet are well supported on their journey back to optimum health!

These are not neglected or unloved animals – They are very much loved and cherished and extremely well fed, these animals are overweight or obese.

Dogs and Cats can become dangerously overweight or obese very quickly and for various reasons, which can often be difficult for owners to initially recognise.

 Fit for Life has been designed to help you identify if your Pet has a weight issue.

What is obesity?

Obesity is a disease of domestic Dogs and Cats where there is an excess accumulation and storage of body fat causing associated ill effects on the health of animals.

An overweight animal is >15% above ideal weight.

An obese animal is >30% above ideal weight

 What causes obesity?

 In most cases animals become obese when there is an imbalance between the amount of energy consumed and the amount of energy expended. This excess is converted and stored as excess weight, which is harmful to health and can trigger other diseases.

Why is obesity a problem? Overweight animals are not just “cuddly”, Adipose tissue (or fatty tissue) can actually produce and secret hormones and cytokines which can be pro-inflammatory. This means that obesity should be seen as low grade inflammation which can adversely affect many organs and is known to contribute to the following health issues: Reduced life expectancy, Osteoarthritis, Cardiovascular disease, Respiratory disease, Diabetes and Insulin resistance, Skin & Coat issues, Urinary Stones, increased Anaesthetic & Surgical risk, Pancreatitis and Hepatic Lipidosis.

Would you like to see your Pet enjoying their lives to the fullest?

Studies have shown that dogs with a healthy bodyweight can live up to 2 years longer. (That is human years, so in Doggy days that could equate up to 14 years in doggy years!)

 It can be difficult to know where to start and how to safely reduce your  Pets weight, without causing distress, or becoming de-motivated yourself and this is where the FIT FOR LIFE Program can help with tried and proven methods.