Was your New Year’s resolution to lose some weight? Well so was Rocky’s!

Rocky is an extremely handsome 12 year old Rottweiler X.

He has been managed at MHVC for back pain with several medications. While he was doing well, his owner was still struggling with helping him shed some of his excess weight.

Dr Jaime created a personalised nutrition plan for Rocky. By calculating the precise number of calories he required per day he was able to reach his target weight in a controlled amount of time.

He started on a prescription Metabolic diet from Hills Pet Nutrition, which he got used to quite quickly, despite being initially stubborn!

Rocky started off at 45kg and has now reached 38kg, which is a whopping 7kg of weight loss! This is a 15% loss – the equivalent of 13.5kg of weight loss in a 90kg person.

Not only does Rocky now have a fabulous waistline and summer body, but he is feeling more energetic too! He has less back pain and is requiring less pain medication.

Weight loss in our pets is not always as simple or easy as it may seem. If you are struggling with helping your pet to lose weight, feel free to book an appointment with one of our vets.

We can calculate a personalised nutrition plan for your pet and can assist you with monitoring and adjusting the plan as required. This will lead to your pet living a longer, healthier and more comfortable life.

A massive congratulations to Rocky and his human for their dedication to his diet, and the results speak for themselves!

Quote from Rocky’s parent – 🙂

“He is looking really good, he is heaps more active and way more happy, he’s jumping around like a puppy again sometimes, swimming heaps and hardly in any pain. Thank you so much for your help and guidance Jaime with Rocky’s weight loss, we couldn’t have done it without you and your expertise” 🙂
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