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Dr. Jami-Lyn Derse

Veterinary Housecall Care

How Pets Become Overweight:
Too much food
Lack of exercise
Decreased metabolism (especially after spaying)
Medical causes (endocrine disorders)

Dangers of Obesity:
Joint damage
Ligament tears
Musculoskeletal injuries
Metabolic diseases
Behavioral issues

How to Get Pets in Shape:
Cut back on food
Exercise, exercise, exercise
New toys
Be more social: doggie day care, neighbor playdates


  • Veterinary Specialty Center Athletic Center (1515 Busch Pkwy, Buffalo Grove, Illinois) and the Companion Animal Specialty and Emergency Rehabilitation Department (1095 Pingree Rd #120, Crystal Lake, IL 60014)
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