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Overweight Cat Help

The vast majority of cats in North America are considered to be overweight or obese. If a cat is overweight, they may experience health problems such as diabetes, heart, kidney and joint issues. Our team can help you keep your cat get to an ideal weight to live a long and healthy life.

How do I know if my cat is overweight?


There are several things you can look for to determine if your cat is overweight, including lethargy, difficulty walking, running, climbing, grooming themselves and excessive appetites. If you have questions or concerns regarding your cat’s weight, please book an appointment to speak with our veterinarian.

How can I help my cat lose weight?


Our veterinarian can work with you and your pet to create a plan.

What is offered during a nutritional consultation?


During a consultation with our veterinarian or one of our registered veterinary technologists, they will discuss proper food to help weight loss and healthy weight goals. Bloodwork may be recommended as overweight cats can be prone to diseases such as diabetes.

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Last updated: April 19, 2021

Dear Clients,

In order to maintain everyone's safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following procedures have been implemented:

If you have a fever, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, loss of sense of smell, sore throat, painful swallowing, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite, chills, or fever we ask that you do not attend your pet's appointment.

If you have been instructed to self isolate for 14 days due to travel from Eastern Canada, travelled outside of Canada, had contact with someone known to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or are waiting for COVID-19 test results we ask that you do not attend your pet's appointment.

OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday & Tuesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 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 St. Vital Veterinary Hospital