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.
Although cats can differ breed to breed, your cat’s healthy weight should always be assessed at each Vet visit. Large pendulous folds under the belly are a sure-fire way to know that your cat is overweight.
How can I help my cat lose weight?
A good, healthy diet is a great start. Also, measuring out what your cat eats can make a big difference. And just like with us, activity and lifestyle do play a significant role in the success of your cat’s weight loss.
What is offered during a nutritional consultation?
At a nutritional consultation, we will weigh your cat as well as take other measurements to determine what his/her ideal weight should be. We will then work with you to create a plan that includes a nutritional diet meant to help your cat lose weight, portion control advice, and give you tips and tricks to encourage your cat to be more active and get the exercise they require for a healthy weight loss. We will schedule recheck appointments to have you bring in your cat to be reweighed. We can then monitor progress, adjust feeding protocols, and help you along the way with any questions and/or concerns that may arise.
Body Condition Score
Where does your pet fit? The Body Condition Scores help to determine whether your pet is overweight. Veterinarians have been recently provided with new and effective methods of weight reduction for dogs. Please feel free to call us and inquire about this new option in giving back their mobility and conditioning.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will 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.
Continue the use of credit and debit 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 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 Westbridge Veterinary Hospital