RBVH Offers Comprehensive Weight Management for Pets
Red Bank Veterinary Hospital offers services to assist owners with overweight, obese, or underweight pets. The health and longevity of every pet is negatively impacted by weight imbalance. Associated issues are poor nutrition and lack of appropriate exercise, as well as medical conditions that lead to weight concerns. We are prepared to address every aspect of weight management in companion animals and provide pet owners with the necessary supportive information and resources.
Custom Weight Management Program
Our weight management program is designed to address the concerns of the overweight or underweight pet, tailored to the needs of each individual patient. Most plans require physical and dietary changes to reach healthy weight goals. Patients typically receive a nutritional evaluation and counseling and a customized diet plan. Possible options for patients with mobility issues include treatments such as aquatic therapy.
Pet Nutrition & Weight Loss
Services offered by our Clinical Nutrition Department include:
- Customized weight loss plans—Studies have shown that dogs with a lean body weight live longer, healthier lives. Weight loss plans tailored to the individual pet help maintain lean muscle mass and minimize negative behaviors for both dogs and cats.
- Home-prepared diet evaluation and formulation—A home-prepared diet may be recommended for management of weight, chronic disease, or simply desired for a healthy pet. We perform a comprehensive dietary evaluation, and formulate a complete and balanced home-prepared diet to meet the individual animal’s metabolic needs.
- Nutrition counseling and education—Nutritional modifications and strategies for prevention and management of weight issues are discussed during in-person appointments with owners or consulting veterinarians.
Custom Pet Diets
Red Bank Veterinary Hospital is proud of our pet food lines. Our custom line is for those pets requiring a tailored nutritional plan.
Consider our fresh food diets for your canine or feline companion.
What is a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist?
A board certified veterinary nutritionist focuses on the prevention, treatment, and management of diseases affecting companion animals. In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, a board certified veterinary nutritionist completes an internship and residency, an additional three to five years of training. This is followed by a rigorous examination from the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. Passing this examination grants the status of Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (DACVN).
A board certified veterinary nutritionist will work extensively with other veterinary specialists, such as internal medicine and emergency and critical care, to ensure optimal patient care and disease management.