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Use this veterinary practitioner's example to create personalized weight management systems for the pets you see in daily practice.
Dr. Jeremy Keen personalizes each one of his original weight loss plans to cater to each pet's individual health needs and goals. In a typical plan, he lists the pet's current weight, ideal weight and the amount of daily calories necessary to get there.
He recommends a certain brand of pet food, which varies for each case, and a healthy treats list, which he compiled from Dr. Ernie Ward's book Chow Hounds: Why Our Dogs Are Getting Fatter—A Vet's Plan to Save Their Lives. He sets monthly weight loss goals and has the client come in every two months with his or her pet to check up on progress.
Download an example and use it as a jumping-off point to create tailored weight loss plans for your own veterinary patients.