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Veterinary clinic offers liposuction for overweight animals

By Mason White 10:47 AM July 29, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
While liposuction is very common with women, it is now also being offered to dogs.

An advanced veterinary procedure called “Pet Liposuction,” is now being used to treat overweight animals at a clinic in Ohio.

The animal clinic offers laser surgery and underwater treadmill therapy to help animals lose weight.

Veterinarian Dr. Rebecca Pentecost of Animal Clinic Northview in North Ridgeville, said that the liposuction procedure is used to treat “benign fatty masses,” also known as lipoma, which can sicken older animals.

The doctor removed almost three and a half liters of fat out of one dog during this non-invasive procedure.

The tools used for the animal liposuction is making surgeries more effective, and may help diagnose and treat tumors in the future, according to Pentecost.

According to their website, Animal Clinic Northview Inc. began in 1976 with Dr. Gary Krone, who has since retired.

They were certified by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) in 1978, which sets rigid standards for quality of care to companion animals, and have maintained this accreditation throughout.

“We have now passed our 35th anniversary, and our practice philosophy has not changed. Our decisions have always been based on the best care and treatments for your pets entrusted to us,” they wrote.