Cat Weight Loss Specialist Lehighton PA

Like their tubby human counterparts, cats gain weight because of lack of exercise and a poor diet, and those extra pounds can lead to diabetes, liver disease, heart and renal failure, and arthritis.

West Hazleton Veterinary Hospital
(570) 606-3822
45 W Monroe Ave
West Hazleton, PA
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Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Exotic Animal Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Allentown Animal Clinic
(484) 291-9742
2640 Walbert Ave.
Allentown, PA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Kevin Shanley, DVM, DACVD
(610) 435-1553
210 Fullerton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Hours
Occasional Thursdays

Lehighton Animal Hospital
(610) 377-5574
104 S 3rd St
Lehighton, PA

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Adolf, Paul K, Dvm - Highland Animal Hospital
(610) 767-1100
6415 Pa Route 873
Slatington, PA

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ABE Veterinary Hospital
(484) 485-2605
2102 Walbert Avenue
Allentown, PA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
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Simmonds Veterinary Hospital
(484) 546-4137
1645 Hausman Road
Allentown, PA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Brian Palmeiro, VMD, DACVD
(610) 391-1200
4580 Crackersport Rd
Allentown, PA
Hours
Tues/Wed/Thurs/Friday

Forest Inn Veterinary Hospital
(610) 377-8600
5285 Interchange Rd
Lehighton, PA

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Mahoning Valley Animal Hosp
(570) 386-3088
2967 Blakeslee Blvd Dr W
Andreas, PA

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Time to Put Kitty on a Diet?

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By Nora Simmons

We laugh about our fat cats, but it’s no joke that 45 percent of cats in the US are overweight or obese, and that the incidence of feline diabetes has increased fivefold in the last 30 years. Like their tubby human counterparts, cats gain weight because of lack of exercise and a poor diet, and those extra pounds can lead to diabetes, liver disease, heart and renal failure, and arthritis. Help your flabby feline lose weight and keep it off with this diet plan from Regina Schwabe, DVM, of Pamplin Animal Wellness Services in Pamplin, Virginia.

1. Before putting your puss on a diet, have your vet test his kidney, liver, and thyroid functions.

2. Ditch the dry food, which is too high in carbs for cats, and think the “Catkins” diet: 40 percent to 45 percent protein, 40 percent to 45 percent fat, and only 3 percent to 5 percent carbs. A high-quality canned or raw food is best, but make the change slowly because if Garfield goes on a hunger strike, he can quickly develop feline fatty-liver syndrome, which can be deadly.

3. Feed him about 2 percent of his body weight in three to four small daily meals, and provide plenty of fresh water.

4. Get him off his rump as much as possible. “One strategy,” says Schwabe, “is to place the food in several small dishes scattered about the house to encourage searching behavior.”

Author: Nora Simmons

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