Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, 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, heartworm testing, 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 call us from your cell phone or ring our doorbell so that we know that you've arrived for your appointment. 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). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday to Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Embrun Veterinary Hospital