Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
While it would be nice if we could all have cats that we could just free feed and they could maintain a perfect body weight, this is unfortunately not the case for most of us. There are a few people that may have these cats, but it is not the norm. Obesity in cats is unfortunately quite common and can lead to a lot of other health problems. diabetes, arthritis, breathing difficulty and heart strain to name some. It is up to us as their health advocates to monitor this.
We would be happy to have you and your cat come in to discuss this with one of our technologists. They can get a weight, measurements and get a feeding guide set up for you. Feel free to call us here at the clinic to make an appointment.
How can my cat lose weight? Weight loss tips?
Timed and measured feedings, as opposed to free feedings and more play activity, are a great way to help your cat lose weight! Also looking at the food that you are feeding. Some food is definitely higher in calories than others and different types of calories. Also, look at wet vs. dry. Did you know that typically wet food has fewer calories than dry, by volume? These are all things we would be happy to discuss with you!
What is offered in a nutritional consultation?
One of our technologists will weigh your cat, take their measurements and then can enter this information into a program that will formulate their ideal body weight. From there, they will go over diet options with you. This will be what type of food and amount would best suit their needs (taking into consideration any medical concerns) to reach their ideal body weight.
All cats, but indoor cats especially, need enrichment and mental stimulation. Enrichment can increase activity (which can help with weight control) and prevent many behavioural issues related to low mental stimulation (things like inappropriate litter box usage, anxiety, aggression and attention-seeking).
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!