FREE Weight Clinics
Is your pet overweight or are you worried about your pets weight?
Lynwood Vets offer free weight clinics with a Qualified Veterinary Nurse.
We can formulate a plan to get your pet down to their ideal weight, with friendly advice, ongoing help and free regular weigh-ins.
For more information, please speak to your local Lynwood branch.
Lynwood Vets, Bournemouth launches dedicated Weight Management Service
Lynwood Vets, Bournemouth, has been named by ROYAL CANIN® as an Approved Weight Management Centre as part of a national Weight Management Programme. The practice has received ‘Centre of Excellence’ status for their management of overweight or obese cats and dogs and the work they do to educate clients on keeping their pets at a healthy weight throughout life.
To gain approved centre status, Lynwood Vets, Bournemouth were required to establish a formal Weight Management Clinic and work as a team to refer clients with overweight pets through the clinic. The team received bespoke training from ROYAL CANIN®’s dedicated Weight Management Team, providing them with the skills and protocols to discuss obesity with clients and encouraging vets, nurses and receptionists to work together to raise awareness of obesity and its prevention in pet cats and dogs.
Louise Brennan from ROYAL CANIN®’s Weight Management Team said: “We are delighted to name Lynwood Vets, Bournemouth as a ROYAL CANIN® Approved Weight Management Centre. This is a unique platform for practices across the UK to take advantage of and really excel in addressing weight management issues in practice and tackling prevention.”
As an approved centre, Lynwood Vets, Bournemouth now discuss body condition scoring with patients to identify whether the pet is in ideal condition. If overweight or obese, they are then referred for further advice and support to their weight clinic. The weight clinic is a 30 minute appointment with a weight management nurse, followed by ongoing monitoring, personalised advice and telephone support. The team also educate owners about prevention during puppy and kitten vaccinations and at neutering to ensure owners are aware of the health risks of weight gain from the outset.