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St Bernards Road Vet

Diet not working???

Over the past few months we have focused on the importance of maintaining our pets within a healthy weight range. As mentioned previously this involves a combination of the right diet and plenty of exercise. If you have been following all of our recommendations and your pet's waistline has not budged then there might be an underlying problem causing the weight issues.

As mentioned above, low levels of thyroid hormone can cause dogs to become "fat and lazy", and no matter how diligent you are with diet and exercise, these dogs won't lose any weight until their low levels of thyroid hormone are addressed.

If you are struggling to get your dog's weight under control we should do some blood tests to screen for thyroid disease - the weight falls off these dogs once they receive thyroid medication.

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Saturday - 8am to 1pm


St Bernards Road Veterinary Clinic
Shop 7
81-83 St Bernards Road
Magill SA 5072
Ph: 08 8364 4545

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