San Bruno Pet Hospital 1111 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA 94066
Phone: (650) 583-5039
Fax: (650) 763-8620

Hospital Hours
M-F: 7:30a-6p
Sat: 8a-5p
Appointment Hours
M-F 8:30a-5:30p
Sat: 8:30a-4:30p

After Hours Emergency
Emergency Clinic

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NOTE: These are offered
as general information
only and NOT a substitute
for a visit to your
veterinarian. If you feel
that your pet has a
problem that may require
urgent attention
call us at (650) 583-5039
immediately. If after hours,
contact the emergency
clinic (650) 348-2575.

Jut as in people, weight gain is often associated with excessive calorie and fat intake combined with a lack of exercise. Obesity can lead to such serious conditions as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, and others.

  • To help your pet drop extra pounds, we recommend a low fat diet, a food that is significantly lower in fat than even the “light” foods.

  • We also recommend R/D, which is available at the hospital. It is the lowest fat commercial food. Your pet will feel full after eating due to increased fiber and will give him a shiny coat and healthy skin.

  • Exercise is an extremely important part of weight control for both people and pets. Walks and jogs will allow quality time with your pet. If your pet has any medical problems that may limit the tolerance of exercise, please consult one of our doctors first.

  • Exercise should always be started gradually and should be regular (at least four times a week). Ideally a dog should be walked twice a day and should never exercise past their own comfort level. If your dog seems to have difficulty catching his or her breath, looks exhausted, or is slow to recover, please call for an appointment and stop the exercise until your pet's health is evaluated.

Sometimes, after trying exercise and moderate amounts of low fat foods, our dogs may not be able to lose enough to be a healthy weight. In this case, we may discuss trying a prescription diet medication called Slentrol (click for more information on Slentrol).