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.
Just like people, our pets can become overweight easily. It’s important to maintain a balanced diet and monitor your pet’s weight regularly. There are many different diet options to maintain or achieve a healthy weight. If you are concerned because your pet is overweight or is gaining weight, our vets will be able to help you determine if your dog is simply eating too many treats or if there may be an underlying health issue that could be the cause of the weight gain.
Your veterinarian will do a full assessment of your dog’s body condition to determine if they are overweight and what their ideal body weight would be at their age.
Are some breeds prone to obesity?
Some dog breeds can become overweight easier than others but in general, preventing obesity is always possible. A mix of low-calorie food and daily exercise can help prevent excessive weight gain in any dog.
Why should my dog have a weight loss consultation at the hospital?
Just like humans, being overweight can be the stem of many other health concerns in dogs. Keeping your dog at an appropriate weight can help your dog live a long and happy life. At our clinic, we offer a metabolic feeding plan that helps calculate calorie intake based on size and breed of dog. We can help map out your pet’s weight loss and keep them on track.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, 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). 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 to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Prevost Veterinary Clinic