The skinny on fat pets
It's the elephant in the room. We all know pets are getting fatter, but just how fat? Until now, there was no concrete data.
Aug 01, 2008
Talking to clients about obesityFirst of all, show your support. If you understand your client's difficulties firsthand because of your own overweight pet, share your struggles. Make eye contact, nod, and repeat what the client says to show you understand. Involve him or her by using phrases such as, "Does that sound right to you?" or "Is there anything I left out?" When you create your treatment plan, keep in mind the client's preferences, abilities, and readiness for change.