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Overweight Dog Help

A very common problem amongst dogs of all kinds is obesity. Not only is it hard on their joints, but it can cause harm to their organs as well. We all want our dogs to be happy and healthy, but overfeeding and lack of exercise can drastically shorten their lifespan.

When is a dog considered to be overweight?

The way we determine a healthy weight for your dog is by using a canine body condition score. You can look it up online and try it out on your dog! Ideally, they would have a thin layer of fat over their ribs, but easy to feel. They should also have a nice waist tuck behind their ribs, which should be visible from both the top and side.

Are some breeds prone to obesity?

All dogs can become obese when overfed, under-exercised, or both.

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

Your veterinarian can help with any weight management concerns you have about your dog. Drastic increase or decrease in weight can be indicative of many different illnesses and should be addressed as soon as possible.

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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