Excellence Centres in new obesity scheme

Royal Canin has started an approved weight management centre programme for veterinary practices across the UK.

Launched by the company’s weight management team, practices will receive “centre of excellence” status for managing overweight or obese pets and educating clients on prevention.

To gain approved status, practices should set up a weight management clinic and refer clients with overweight pets.

The clinic is a complementary 30 minutes appointment with a weight management nurse, followed by ongoing monitoring, advice and telephone support.

Approved clinics also educate owners about prevention during puppy parties, puppy and kitten vaccinations and at neutering to ensure owners are aware of the health risks from the outset.

The chosen practices will receive bespoke training from member of the weight management team, providing skills and protocols to discuss obesity with clients and encouraging vets, nurses and receptionists to raise awareness of obesity as a team.

Shelly Holden, from weight management team, said “this is a unique platform for practices to excel in addressing weight management issues in practice and tackling prevention. We are excited to work with an elite group of practices, all committed to raising awareness of obesity in cats and dogs”.

For more information, visit www.royalcanin.co.uk