Overweight Cat Help

We know that some pet parents struggle with their cat’s weight. Many cats are kept inside for their safety or because owners live in condos or apartments, which can lead to a decrease in exercise levels and consequently more cats with weight concerns. This can be of particular concern, as it puts a cat at risk of medical conditions, such as diabetes and joint pain. We have many solutions that can help, from feeding your cat the correct amount to using the right amount of rewards and specialty diet foods.

How do I know if my cat is overweight?

Like people, the number on a scale does not always mean we are overweight. An ideal body score is the most accurate way for our staff to determine if your cat is overweight. When considering your cat’s overall health, we will look at his or her actual body weight as well as how much fat is visible over the rib cage and if they still have a waist.

How can I help my cat lose weight?

There are a number of options that we can recommend based on your cat’s needs. It can range from ideas to increase exercise (moving the food dish, incorporating climbing furniture into your home or having you cat “hunt” the kibble), to a special diet which can aid in weight loss (canned food alone may help, as it can help your cat feel full).

What is offered during a nutritional consultation?

Our goal is to set you up for success. We consider all of the factors involved in your cat’s weight (lifestyle, nutrition) and help determine a weight loss plan that works for you.

COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

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

We are not accepting new patients at this time due to higher than normal case-loads, and pet boarding services are suspended until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. 

Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her. Whenever possible, please send someone who is not experiencing respiratory symptoms to the appointment with your pet.

The following changes are effective as of March 2nd, 2022:

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. 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email at info@southburnabyvethospital.com or by phone at 604-526-0334.

- Your dedicated team at South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital