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Overweight Dog Help

While in the clinic, you may hear your veterinarian talk about Body Condition Score (BCS). It is a scale from 1-9, with 5 being ideal. Taking into consideration weight distribution and the number on our scale, our staff can see where your pet fits. Using this information, we can better provide information about your dog’s activity level and/or food intake.

When is a dog considered to be overweight?

It’s just a little holiday weight. It was a cold winter. Any dog body is a beach dog body… right!? Dogs can be obese at any life stage. In fact, obesity in our canine friends is one of the most overlooked health concerns.

Are some breeds prone to obesity?

Any dog who is highly food motivated has a greater potential to be a little heftier around the middle (*cough cough* Beagles, Labs, and Pugs). Our healthcare staff are always happy to chat about your pet’s dietary needs.

Why should my dog have a weight loss consultation at the hospital?

Weight loss consultations can be booked with our technical staff from Monday through Saturday and are at no cost to you. Using the slim fit program powered by Royal Canin, we can find a diet plan that works for both you and your dog.

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Last updated: June 9, 2022.

Dear Clients,

Masks are now optional for both staff and clients at our hospital. Please respect everyone's comfort level. Here is what you can expect:

For appointments:
  • There are no longer any capacity limits on our exam rooms or reception area
  • Masks are optional for both team members and clients.
  • For food / medication / retail:
  • It is best to call your order in ahead of time so the team can get it ready for you. Please allow 24 - 48 hours for medication refills
  • We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of: vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

    OPERATING HOURS

    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am – 3:00 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 Companion Animal Hospital