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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: February 28, 2022.

Dear Clients,

Effective Tuesday March 1st, we will once again be allowing one pet parent to accompany their pet into their appointment. We will continue to allow two family members to attend end of life appointments.

We are happy to accommodate with a curbside appointment should you prefer or if you are feeling under the weather.

Please remember kindness matters! Disrespectful or unkind behaviour toward our team will not be tolerated and may result in refusal of service.

- Your dedicated team at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital