Is Your Pet Obese?

Obesity in pets is a concern now more than ever. Possible consequences of inaction may be extreme for some pets. Dogs that are incapable of exercising or prone to retaining weight are the most at risk for becoming obese. It is common in dogs of all ages, but usually occurs in middle-aged dogs. Indoor or neutered dogs also tend to gain weight quicker.

Obesity Symptoms

  • Weight gain
  • Excess body fat
  • Inability (or unwillingness) to exercise
  • An above-ideal score in a body condition assessment

If you notice these symptoms in your pet, book an appointment with our team. Your veterinarian will examine your dog by palpating the ribs, lumbar area, tail and head. Then they will compare the test results with the breed standard. After examination, your veterinarian may suggest some changes in your pet’s diet and daily routine. Early diagnosis has proven to be beneficial for combating the effects of obesity in dogs.

Ambassador Animal Hospital is equipped to provide treatment for a wide range of pet health problems. We have been serving the Windsor area for many years now. We have handled many cases related to pet diseases and are qualified and experienced to provide comprehensive treatment for your pets.

If you want to schedule an appointment, please call us at 519-971-3100. You can also send us your query at