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.
Cats spend a lot of their day sleeping. This leaves little time in the day for exercise. Many cats are overweight due to overfeeding and lack of exercise. There are lots of available toys to encourage activity in cats that are geared to their hunting instincts. Restricted calorie diets are also available from your veterinarian and should be used with caution and supervision.
Your consultation with your veterinarian will be able to determine if your cat needs to lose weight.
How can my cat lose weight? Any weight loss tips?
Recommendations from your veterinarian might include a restricted calorie diet that has been prescribed. Encouraging activity by having them chase laser lights or offering cat trees for climbing. Many toys are commercially available. Canned food is an excellent weight loss strategy. Canned food has fewer calories per cup than dry food. Another weight loss tip is to actually weigh the food instead of using a measuring cup.
What is offered in nutritional consultations?
A nutritional consult with your veterinary team will provide you with a targeted goal weight and a daily calorie count. It is possible that in some cases, a diet change is recommended. We recommend all cats on a weight loss diet visit the clinic for interval weight checks to review progress or setbacks.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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. If you are arriving for a booked appointment with a doctor, please call from your vehicle when you arrive. We are now allowing 1 family member per appointment into the exam room. You can choose to remain in your vehicle if that is your preference.
Only clients wearing masks will be allowed into the building.
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours: Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Wednesday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!