We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
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.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 403.246.1115. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.