Big Lick Vet – Weight Loss Challenge!


For many pet owners, there’s nothing better than seeing your pets eyes light up or tail start wagging when you’ve given them dinner or offered them a treat. It can be easy to show love to our pets through food and before we know it, we have an overweight pet.

Reaching and maintaining a healthy body weight for your pet is important to their overall health and has many benefits. It reduces risk of disease and injury, as well as contributes to a better quality of life and a longer life expectancy! Keeping your pet at a healthy weight lowers his/her risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, respiratory disease, kidney disease, and some forms of cancer.

It can also reduce the risks of injury to bones, joints and muscles that are associated with excess weight. If your pet has arthritis, keeping him/her at a healthy weight makes it easier to manage the discomfort associated with joint pain. Because excess weight can reduce your pet’s life expectancy by more than two years, keeping your pet trim gives them the best chance of a longer, healthier, and pain-free life.

In an effort to help our patients live their best, most healthy life, our friends at Purina are working with us to do a fun weight loss challenge for eight of our patients during the months of September and October! Check out the details below to sign up!

1. Let’s Get Started!

Week Of: August 24-31
-Bring your pet in for their first weigh-in. Your pet’s 60 day challenge will begin the day of their first weigh in.
-We will provide you with a personalized weight loss plan for your pet and a weight loss coach (one of our technicians) to guide you along the way. The goal for each patient is 2% weight loss.
-You will receive 50% off your first bag of Purina OM (Obesity Management) to start your journey! OM is low in fat and less calorically dense than commercial dog foods. This allows you to feed your pet a normal amount of food while also seeing weight loss results!
-In addition to 50% off your pet’s first bag of Purina OM, you will also receive a free weight loss starter kit that includes a reusable bag, measuring cup, lid for canned food, and a free bag of low calorie treats for your pet.

2. Keep It Going!

Week of September 28-October 2
-Bring your pet in for their midpoint weight in.
-You will meet with your weight loss coach to discuss your pet’s progress and any speed bumps you’ve met along the way.
-Depending on where your pet is at, we can adjust your pet’s personalized weight loss plan to meet their individual needs.

3. Grand Finale!

Week Of October 23-October 30:
-Bring your pet in for their final weigh in.
-If they’ve met their 2% weight loss goal, we will take an “after” picture of your pet to celebrate!
-We’ll then order a personalized 8×8 portrait of your pet’s “after” photo and call you once it’s arrived!

Rules and Requirements:

-You will be required to feed Purina OM for the duration of the challenge. We also encourage you to continue to feed Purina OM for continued weight loss or weight management after the challenge has ended.
-You will be required to bring your pet to each of the three weigh ins.
-The challenge is limited to eight pets only and sign up is first come, first serve.

Please call (540) 776-0700 to sign up or if you have any questions/concerns. We look forward to helping your pet along their weight loss journey!