We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Obesity in our furry family members is a growing concern. Obesity can lead to many other health issues and diseases, as well as lower their lifespan. If you are concerned about your cat’s weight, please book an appointment so we can discuss any and all options to help your cat lose weight.
If you are concerned about your cat’s weight, one of our registered veterinary technicians would be happy to help determine their Body Condition Score (BCS). This is a better tool to determine their ideal weight compared to an actual number weight. Every pet is built differently, and what is considered a healthy weight for one cat might not be a healthy weight for your cat.
How can I help my cat lose weight?
There are many options out there that can help your cat lose weight. Just a few of these options are introducing special diets, increasing their exercise, and decreasing the amount of food you feed. You can book a nutritional consultation with one of our technicians to determine the best weight loss program for your cat.
What is offered during a nutritional consultation?
During a nutritional consultation with one of our registered veterinary technicians, we will determine the ideal weight for your cat. We will then decide whether they need to lose, gain, or maintain their current weight. From here, we can work with you to find the best weight loss/maintenance/gain program. We will work with your cat’s lifestyle as well as yours, to determine what will work best for both you and your cat. For the best results, everyone in your household should participate in following the determined program for your cat.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 613.443.5459. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
7. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Embrun Veterinary Hospital