Our team is 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.
It’s hard to detect a gradual increase in your dog’s or cat’s weight. By controlling your dog’s weight, you are not only improving the quality of life of your pet, but you are extending the life of your dog. Common health problems associated with obesity include lameness, diabetes, heart disease, exercise intolerance, reduced lifespan.
There are several different methods to assess extra pounds on your dog. One method is to rate your pet on a scale of 1-9 or 1-5 with ‘1’ being too thin and anything over five, being considered extra pounds. If you feel the ribs on the side, without, pushing in, you would rate your pet a ‘5’. Please visit our hospital at any time to have your pet assessed and weighed. One or two pounds extra may not sound like a lot, but for a dog, those extra pounds may be the equivalent of 10 -20 extra pounds for a person.
Are some breeds prone to obesity?
All dogs are prone to obesity if they are inactive or eat too much. If a metabolic disorder such as hypothyroidism exists, this would have to be diagnosed and treated as this could cause your pet to gain weight.
Why should you have weight loss & management consultation at the clinic?
Weight loss is never easy – neither for our dogs or us. That is why our veterinary team is here to provide ongoing encouragement, suggestions, and ideas to help your dog achieve an ideal weight and maintain this weight after the excess fat is lost. During our weight consultation, a full exam is done and then we can precisely measure the excess fat, then make recommendations on the type of diet and quantity of food needed.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that some 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
We are allowing 1 client per pet into the hospital (up to a maximum of 3 clients in our hospital at one time). When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us so a staff member can meet you at the door and bring you and your pet into the hospital for an examination.
We ask that you wear a mask when in our building and encourage you to bring your own. While in the exam room please minimize contact and be mindful of physical distancing in the confined space.
You may choose to continue with the "closed-door" approach and we can obtain a history over the phone and then collect the pet at the door for the exam. The Veterinarian will then 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.
Credit cards as the preferred payment method.
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 to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!