Clontarf Veterinary Hospital’s Tips to keep your pet ‘Fit not Fat!’

Keeping Your Pet – Fit not Fat.

Tips from a North Dublin Veterinary Clinic


Obesity in our pets is a problem we see increasingly in Anicare’s Clontarf Veterinary Hospital. In fact surveys show that up to 50% of today’s pets are overweight.

Read below some of Clontarf Veterinary Hospital’s Top Tips for keeping your pet Fit not fat.


  • Feed a Good Quality Pet Food. Today pet foods are very advanced and scientifically researched so that they meet your pet’s exact nutritional requirements.
  • Exercise Regularly. This keeps your pet healthy both in body & mind. Well exercised dogs are less likely to get up to mischief!
  • Weigh Your Pet Regularly. Weight checks are free at all Anicare Veterinary Group’s  clinics in Blanchardstown Clontarf, Glasnevin, Palmerstown and Santry.
  • Feed for Your Pet’s Life stage. All good quality pet foods will have a range of foods tailored to suit your pet’s life stage. For example neutered pets and older pets have very different requirements to puppies or kittens.
  • Follow the Feeding Guidelines
  • Be cruel to be kind – If giving treats choose healthy, low calorie treats like vegetables such as carrots, peas.


  • Feed Titbits. Be strong and ignore those big brown begging eyes and feed titbits.
  • Feed left overs
  • Ignore Weight Gain – Obesity will reduce the length and quality of your pet’s life.
  • Forget the recommended guide is total daily amount – not the amount at each meal.
  • Let your pet be a couch potato.  Choose inventive locations for food i.e. place it at the top of the stairs or move its location around the house.

Concerned about your Pet’s Weight?

Want to know More?

Call us at Cloontarf Veterinary Hospital  01 8330744 to make an appointment with our fully qualified veterinary Nurse Ellen or enrol in her free weight watchers clinic

Want more advise – just call us at Clontarf Veterinary Hospital on 01 8330744 or emails us  or click the link below to find out more about us.



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