Do you have a weight stigma?
Veterinary professionals who have a weight stigma are less likely to engage clients in conversations about their obese pets. Some people have implicit biases they don’t even realize they have.
If you think you might have a weight stigma, or if you’re not quite sure, Harvard’s Project Implicit can help. Visit implicit.harvard.edu, which offers a number of tests that gauge biases of all kinds. If you find that you do have an implicit weight bias, adjust your actions accordingly.