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Overweight Cat Help

Many cats are overweight, which can cause many problems. It is important to keep your pet at a healthy weight to ensure they live a long, happy life.

How do I know if my cat is overweight?

If you suspect your cat may be overweight, there is a chance they are. We base a healthy weight on a body condition score. The ideal weight is described as being able to feel their ribs through a thin layer of fat and having a waist tuck behind the ribs. They should be visible from above the cat, and from the side.

How can I help my cat lose weight?

Weight loss can be achieved through exercise, especially with an indoor cat. Encourage playtime each day! If exercise alone isn’t enough, you should speak to your vet about a proper amount of food or even a weight loss diet. Many conditions can cause your cat to be overweight, regardless of the amount they are eating.

What is offered during a nutritional consultation?

During a nutritional consultation, your veterinarian can calculate your cat’s calorie requirements to reach and maintain a healthy weight. They can give you a detailed guide on how much to feed your pet. They can also discuss any pre-existing conditions that may limit what exercise methods, or diets that may be appropriate.

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Last Updated: January 28, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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 Tantallon Veterinary Hospital