Obesity in pets is a common medical problem. If you notice your pet is a little overweight, here are some tips to help:🐾 Schedule an appointment with your vet to outline a weight loss program tailored to your pet.🐾 Avoid overfeeding - weigh their daily food portion and divide it into meals according to your vet's instructions. Also, make sure to stick to their treat allowance!🐾 Take more walks with your dog and encourage exercise. If you have a cat, promote exercise with play sessions (adults cats like to play too)!🐾 Use feeding toys - it makes them “work” for their food, and it gives them something fun and rewarding to do!Keep in mind that after achieving their target weight, you must keep a feeding routine that is appropriate to your pets. It will not be the same as for weight loss, though, so you must continue to work with your vet once the excess weight is gone.
Is your pet overweight? We can help you outline the best weight loss strategy for them!
Thank you for sharing in your Winter cheer with us, all of your lovely photos really warmed up this season! We are proud to announce the winners of our Christmas Photo Competition:
First place: Leah Gale
Prize: £25 voucher to spend on anything at Macqueen Vets
Second place: Ellen Rebecca
Prize: £15 voucher to spend on anything at Macqueen Vets
Third place: Hannah Whittle
Prize: £10 voucher to spend on anything at Macqueen Vets
Your vouchers will be ready to collect from Macqueen Vets, or sent via email.
Thank you for entering our competition and a very merry New year!
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Dogs love to play fetch, and sticks may seem like a perfectly natural option when you're not at home and forgot your dog's toys.
As the enthusiastic animals they are, dogs can try to catch the stick as it falls and they often keep chewing on it once they're done playing with it.
However, many owners are not aware of how dangerous this can be.
The problem with sticks lies with small wooden splinters and sharp points that can perforate the cheeks, gums or lodge between the teeth, not to mention the risk of swallowing the stick or choking!
Sometimes oral lesions can even go unnoticed until dogs start showing signs of infection, such as oral pain, reluctance to eat and lethargy.
Splinters can also be difficult to spot on physical examination, often requiring advanced imaging to find them and, sometimes, surgery to remove them.
This is why we recommend the use of dog appropriate toys when engaging in a good game of fetch!
Please Vote, Vote, Vote …..Today is the last chance to vote for your favourite photos in our Christmas photo competition, please click this link to place your votes apps.vetinflow.com/MacqueenVets/xmas
….. We have had some smashing entries … thank you everyone for your support 😊
The excitement is mounting as we wait to see who our final winners will be, as the last day usually sees a flurry of last minute votes and sometimes some late entries too !
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