October 13, 2017

Talking to Pet Owners About Pet Obesity

Martha Cline, DVM, DACVN, clinical veterinary nutritionist at Red Bank Hospital in New Jersey, talks about what veterinarians who are reluctant to bring up obesity with their clients should remember.


Martha Cline, DVM, DACVN, clinical veterinary nutritionist at Red Bank Hospital in New Jersey, talks about what veterinarians who are reluctant to bring up obesity with their clients should remember. 

The first thing to help them recognize is that obesity is a multifactorial disease process. You want to make sure you don't blame them for their pet's weight. You also want to make sure you talk to them extensively about the benefits of weight loss and be active in helping give their pet a better quality of life.

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