Obesity in your pets & Why is fat bad for you?

For years we thought of fat as being excess baggage, the excess weight mechanically weighed down on joints and the spine causing (or accelerating) joint surface deterioration and eventually osteoarthritis.

The presence of large amounts of fat in the abdominal and thoracic cavities leads to internal organs being squashed and their function limited. We now know that fat tissue releases inflammatory mediators. These mediators initiate and drive chronic low grade inflammation throughout the body.

Health problems related to the muscular skeletal system include disc disease, ruptured cruciate ligaments, hip dysplasia and other forms of joint disease, and surgical complications.

Included in health risks for pet obesity are chronic airway disease in dogs, obese dogs are much susceptible to heat stress due to the insulating effects of fat, fat cats are unable to groom leading to skin disease.

The answer to helping your lethargic pet, who is probably in many ways in pain, is to help them speed up the weightloss process by making use of Hydrotherapy for Pets.  The benefits are endless and will problably become something your pet will love too.

Authored by Lorren Barham www.petwellnessworx.co.za

Hydrotherapy: exercise without weight-bearing through the resistance of the water thereby building muscle bulk to support affected areas with the comfort and stability of the water
Acupuncture: pain modulation by encouraging natural healing and improve functioning & posture by decreasing pain and muscle spasms
Physiotherapy: able to assess and treat neuromuscular-skeletal disease much the same as human physios. Employ physical therapy techniques to increase function and mobility of joints and muscles. (Massage, ultrasound/ laser & light therapy/ TENS, passive range of motion, balance and strengthening exercises)
Total Hip Replacement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHHDwhNRdiQ
Pet Wellness Team What We Do https://youtu.be/qT0TTnn-gHI 
Arthritis https://youtu.be/2OMESG7oiyQ

Cape Talk Finalist Business Awards http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/15941/pet-rehab-for-ageing-or-ill-animals-works-wonders-sba2016
Underwater Treadmill, Reiki & Tellington TTouch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bQLUu-FmNc
Kaprex Bailey’s Storey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIo-EQlCblM&feature=youtu.be
Therapuetic Properties of Hydrotherapy http://www.pethealthcare.co.za/PetFriendly/Articles/what-therapeutic-value-water-pets-injuries
Proprioception, Reiki, Laser Therapy & Acupuncture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-vGkEecVsM
Hydrotherapy & Physiotherapy http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/237021/pamper-your-pet-with-rehab-massages-and-physiotherapy
Canine Massage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUUPnrwWa3w&feature=youtu.be
Hydrotherapy & Laser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AIAHlyXr2I
Core Activation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CBn0hjgna8 

 

Advertisement

You Might Also be Interested in:

This lion and 23 others removed from circuses in Peru are being airlifted to South Africa, where a
From Scruffy stray to beloved family pet, dieregesondheid, animal health, pet insurance, diere versekering, troeteldierversekering suid afrika, south Africa, Pet Health Care, pet care health, petcarehealth, pethealthcare, ask the vet, dieremaniere, animal behaviour, sick animals, siek diere, honde, katte, cats, dogs, veterinary advice, dog walks, dog events, pet wellness, kitten care health, pet care health insurance, pet insurance health, pet care news, pet health care questions, pet care health claim form
If ever a dog needed a 'best friend', it was this little Maltese cross. Trying to survive on her own
Fat pets. dieregesondheid, animal health, pet insurance, diere versekering, troeteldierversekering suid afrika, south Africa, Pet Health Care, pet care health, petcarehealth, pethealthcare, ask the vet, dieremaniere, animal behaviour, sick animals, siek diere, honde, katte, cats, dogs, veterinary advice, dog walks, dog events, pet wellness, kitten care health, pet care health insurance, pet insurance health, pet care news, pet health care questions, pet care health claim form, pet care health application fo
Yes. Some dogs are overweight. The sad part is that most of these obese pets have owners who do not
by Paul Jacobson:  Recently at media presentation, myself, Celeb Chef Jenny Morris and expert Nutr
This February get a free Hill’s foodie bin (#HillsFoodieBin) to securely store your pet’s favourite
We often wish and hope that we can treat our pets at home, rather than having to fork out a few hund