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Overweight Cat Help

One of the leading diseases in cats today is obesity. Cats are becoming more sedentary and foods have higher caloric content and carbohydrates. Overweight and obese cats are placed into a much higher risk category for diabetes, kidney disease, pancreatic disease, arthritis, and many other health conditions that could harm their long-term health.

Is my cat overweight?

Checking to see if your cat is overweight is a simple process: Feel over your cats last 3-5 ribs. Can you feel them? Normal body condition cats should have a tapered waist, palpable ribs (like the bones in the back of your hand), and no large hanging gut. We provide professional body condition assessment and measurement appointments so we can help train you on how to monitor your cat’s weight. Give us a call; we would love to help!

How can my cat lose weight? What are some weight loss tips?

Cats lose weight (as long as they do not have an underlying health condition that makes it difficult to lose weight) the same way all mammals lose weight: Monitoring the calories they eat in a day and increasing exercise to burn extra calories (fat deposits) they are carrying.

Tips for weight loss: a) Increase your cat’s exercise with toys and play time every day. b) Play games with their meals – throw the kibble for them to chase after and eat, put food in a container that they have to work to remove, use treat balls. c) Portion out your cat’s food based on calories. This is very important as all cat foods have very different amounts of calories and nutrients.

What is offered in nutritional consultation sessions?

In our nutritional consultation, we offer a full health exam with your veterinarian, initial measurements, diet evaluation and discussion, and then create a diet plan tailored your individual cat’s needs.

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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.

The following changes are effective as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.857.4271. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 5:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. We are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

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.

- Your dedicated team at Moncton Animal Hospital