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Is your pet the Bay’s biggest loser?

Is your pet overweight?

Are you concerned about how their weight is affecting their overall health? Tauranga, Te Puna, Katikati and Papamoa Village Vets want to help your pets live happier and healthier lives, by addressing obesity in our animals.

Starting in October, all cats and dogs in the Bay of Plenty are invited to participate in ‘The Biggest Loser Healthy Weight Management Program’, designed to manage healthy weight loss in a supportive and educated way over 12 weeks.

Prizes will be up for grabs along the way as milestone and grand prizes, including food vouchers, free nail clips, food bowls, pet toys and more.

At the end of the programme, one cat and one dog will be crowned ‘The Biggest Loser’, each receiving a $500 credit. The overall grand prize winner (selected randomly) wins a holiday on us with a $500 Bachcare voucher!

Lead nurse Jaimee Roelofs and veterinary technologist Shontelle Thomas initiated and developed the programme after noticing the number of overweight pets that come through the doors.

“Often we see people that have right intentions for their pet’s weight management but they tend to drop off because of a lack of knowledge or support to reach their pet’s weight goals,” says Jaimee. 

Managing director David McDonell says although the program comes with all the bells and whistles of freebies and prizes, it really comes down to the overall wellness of your pet.
“Making the decision to invest your time and thought into the health of your pet should be commended.”

Participants have until October 19 to sign up. For more information, phone: 0800 838 7267.

All food recommended through this programme is sold separately and at the expense of the client.

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