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Weight Management for Pets

Obesity is a major concern among pets. Over-feeding your pet is not giving them the best care that they need as this causes health issues. Unfortunately, many pet owners are not aware that their pets are overweight. A healthy weight for your loyal companion is determined by their age, breed and size. Our veterinarians can provide support and treatment to help your pets get to a healthy weight.

What happens when my pet is overweight?

When your pet is overweight their organs struggle to function. The extra body fat slows down your furry friend and they become less active. This may result in diseases and health issues. Overweight pets commonly suffer from:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Urinary bladder stones
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer

    How can I control my pet’s weight?

    The best course of action would be to work with a veterinarian. You don’t want to try diets on your own and deprive your pet of the nutrients they need. If your loyal companion is overweight, our team will develop a nutrition and weight management plan that will help your pet reach a healthier weight. At home you may also encourage your pets to exercise, schedule their meal times and follow their special diet. Call us at 905.727.3003 so we can create a prescription diet for your pet.

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    Last updated: August 5, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    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. Based on the current provincial 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, heartworm testing, 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. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Note: We are closed the Saturdays of long weekends.

    4. 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!

    - The team at Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic