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.

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Overweight Cat Help

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.

Is my cat fat?

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.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

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.

Last updated: Thursday, May 28, 2020

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. Our door will be locked. Please call the number posted on the front door when you arrive and one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians will come to take the history and collect your pet. Our veterinarian will contact you by phone to discuss your pet's health before you leave.

2. We can now see all cases by appointment only.

3. We are still 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.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 5-7 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 ahead of time to ensure we have what you need and can have it prepared before your arrival. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, please visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

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.

- Your dedicated team at Baxter Animal Hospital