165 Alabama Road, Blenheim

Phone: 578 6965  Fax: 578 6960

Email: clinic@vetsoa.co.nz

Mon - Fri  8.00am till 5.30pm

Sat            9.00am till 1.00pm

Sun           9.00am till 1.00pm


EMERGENCY 24 hrs 7 days

Obesity - A Weighty Issue


The number of over weight and obese cats and dogs in society is on the increase. 

Approximately 60% of our pets are overweight! We have become accustomed to seeing more and more overweight animals, to the point where it is becoming accepted as normal.

Over feeding and unhealthy or excessive snacks, as well as lack of exercise and a more sedentary lifestyle are major contributing factors towards pet obesity.


Over weight and obese animals are more at risk from major health problems such as:


  • Arthritis and Joint Disorders

  • Diabetes

  • Heart Disease

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Breathing Problems

  • Skin and Coat Conditions

  • A weakened immune system

  • Increased surgical and anaethestic risk

  • Shorter life span


Is your Dogs weight healthy?


Is your Cats weight healthy?


Vets on Alabama offers a Weight Management Programme to help you with diet and excercise for your pet along with weekly weigh-ins and body condition assessments to monitor controlled and safe weight loss.  


Phone the clinic today to have your pets weight assessed by one of our clinic nurses or with any queries about the ideal weight and diet for your pet.