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Weight Management for Pets

Your pet’s weight has a direct effect on their life. When your pet is overweight they may develop health issues that can become severe if they aren’t given medical attention. Many owners are unaware their furry friend is overweight. Obesity in pets is not something to be ashamed of as it can be fixed with lifestyle adjustments. Our team is here to prevent obesity in your furry friend with routine checkups that examine their diet and lifestyle. To book an appointment call us at 905.707.9059.

What causes obesity in pets?

Each pet is unique and they may have different factors that may make them more likely to be obese. Some factors include their diet, breed, age and a lack of physical activity.

How can I help my pet maintain a healthy weight?

When people think about weight management the word diet always comes to mind. The truth is a diet may play a significant role in your pet’s overall health, but there are certain adjustments that should become their new lifestyle to keep the weight off long term. This is where our veterinary team comes in handy, we will create a comprehensive plan to help your furry friend get to a healthy weight. Some of our tips to maintain a healthy weight may include:

1. Limiting unhealthy treats. Treats should account for 10% of your pet’s daily caloric in-take.
2. Schedule their meal times. Monitoring their meal times ensures they aren’t eating more than what they need to be healthy.
3. Encourage them to play. More physical activities will keep them in shape.
4. Provide healthy treats to reward them with. Ask our veterinarians to recommend healthy snacks for your pet.

Last updated: November 26, 2021

Dear Clients,

We are continuing to strive to provide the best medicine possible for your pets during these challenging times. 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, 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 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). Please make sure to wear a facemask when picking up your orders. 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: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Tuesday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your team at Don Head Village Animal Clinic