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.

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Overweight Cat Help

Weight and what is the perfect number is always a hot topic with our Clients. Your pet’s weight can have a significant effect on their overall health.

How do I know if my cat is overweight?

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.

Body condition score diagram with ideal, overweight and obese explanations

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

3. 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


#. 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!

Your dedicated team at Westbridge Veterinary Hospital