Weight Management for Pets

With weight management consultations, you are provided with the right tools to get your furry friend to a healthy weight. The weight of your pet plays a big role in their overall health. Obesity in pets is a very common problem, it is estimated that over 30% of pets in North America are obese. An overweight pet can develop diseases and may have a shorter lifespan.

What happens when my pet is overweight?

Excess body fat on your pet impacts their quality of life. There is more stress on the body which makes them more likely to develop cancer, diabetes and osteoarthritis. It is sometimes difficult to tell if your pet is obese just by looking at them, the best way to confirm it is to have our veterinarian examine them.

How can I control my pet’s weight?

The changes necessary to get your pet to a healthy weight must become their new lifestyle. All changes should be approved by your veterinarian. Creating a new dietary lifestyle without a veterinarian’s input can put your pet at risk for malnutrition. Some general guidelines you may follow include:

  1. Adjustments to their diet (portion control)
  2. Encourage them to play and exercise
  3. Schedule their meal times
  4. Limit unhealthy treats

Last updated: July 30, 2021

Dear Clients,

Based on the latest provincial guidelines for veterinary practices, 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

  • We are allowing 1 client per household to accompany the pet to their appointment.
  • Face masks are only required in the exam room and must be worn properly.
  • Continue to socially distance when interacting with others.
  • 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. 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.

    4. OPERATING HOURS

    Clearview Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Clearview/East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital