The following Pages contain:
1. Overview of what should be expected at each visit during the weight loss program.
2. Information on…..”the weight loss program information”
-the causes of obesity
-factors influencing weight gain
-problems and diseases associated with overweightness
-why an overweight condition predisposes to disease
-hurdles to any weight loss program and how to avoid them
-dog life enrichment
-cat life enrichment
-exercise program and exercise ideas
-psychological and behavioural modification
Overview of weight loss visits
1. Mini visit
-Explanation of the 4 key aspects of the weight loss program
-calculating the body condition score (BCS) and the Target Weight
-overview obesity and obesity management
-calculate energy requirements for weight loss then quantities of food
-start a weight loss graph
-give a weight loss questionnaire , take picture and set up vet follow ups if the 6-12 month program is started.
2. First official visit of Weight loss program.
–take a picture of your pet – 2 view ‘Before Shots’
-BCS/ Kcal adjustments / Target weight/ feeding guidelines
-review questionnaire and answer concerns/ questions
-discuss weight loss (part 1) notes that follow and direct you to this webpage.
3. Second technician Visit
–BCS and pet weight (each visit)
-deal with your concerns.
-open discussion on the weight loss notes and review part 2 of the notes that follow starting at the major hurdles of weight loss.
4. Tech recheck Visits (brief)
-BCS and pet weight
-fill in the tech guideline sheets to get consistency and assure all the data is collected. Eg. % weight loss per week, % since last visit, Kcal adjustments etc
-Adjust diet to achieve the goal of 1.3-2.6% weigh loss / week
-listen and address your concerns
-review , address and note progress in file of particular aspects of the program. eg. Psych. Factors, exercise program, feeding habits etc.