Road to Weight Loss Similar for Pets and People

October 27, 2017

Martha Cline, DVM, DACVN, clinical veterinary nutritionist at Red Bank Hospital in New Jersey, talks about how the road to weight loss for pets is similar to the road to weight loss for people.

Martha Cline, DVM, DACVN, clinical veterinary nutritionist at Red Bank Hospital in New Jersey, talks about how the road to weight loss for pets is similar to the road to weight loss for people.

There are many behavioral changes that need to happen when both pets and people decide to diet and exercise. You need to start off a pet weight loss program with the right diet and work into more intensive exercise programs as the pet becomes more active. Both pets and people also suffer from compliance changes and the slowing of the rate of weight loss. But the benefit for pets when it comes to weight loss is that they are not in control of what they eat and have access to. Humans have the power and control when it comes to what their pets are given.