Tips and tools for effective nutrition conversations with case scenario examples.
Nutrition Conversation Tips
With a sensitive topic like pet obesity, trying to enact change on a client who isn’t ready can easily alienate them or put them on the defensive. This conversation is about finding some common ground, like the shared commitment to the health and well-being of the pet.
Up to 63% of pet cats and 59.3% of pet dogs are overweight or obese, and this condition is linked with serious health risks. However, many pet owners do not recognize their dog or cat is overweight or how nutrition can help manage healthy weight–and a healthier life—for their pet.
The Progress Chart should be used with the Feline Body Condition System Sheet to help track a pet’s weight loss or gain.
The Progress Chart should be used with the Canine Body Condition System Sheet to help track a pet’s weight loss or gain.
Assess your cat's Body Condition in just 3 simple steps.
Assess your dog's Body Condition in just 3 simple steps.
Although there are many benefits to maintaining a healthy weight in pets, many owners do not understand what a healthy weight is or the benefits for pets.