Overweight Dog Help

As pet owners ourselves, we know that some pet parents struggle with their dog’s weight. When those cute puppy eyes look at you, it is hard not to reward them. To keep your rewarding in check, we have many solutions that can help, from feeding the correct amount or using the right amount of rewards.

When is a dog considered to be overweight?

Like people, the number on a scale does not always indicate that your dog is overweight. An ideal body score is the most accurate way for our staff to determine if your dog is overweight. When considering your dog’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.

Are some dog breeds prone to obesity?

Absolutely, however, it is important to remember that all dogs can have issues with their weight, which can lead to other more serious health concerns.

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

Our goal is to set you up for success. We consider all of the factors involved in your dog’s weight (ie. lifestyle and 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