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Cat Weight Management Counselling

We all like to feed our pets. It brings us joy to provide them with good quality food and treats. A few extra calories a day can sometimes lead to excess weight gain for our feline family members. We are here to help you monitor and judge the correct calorie intake to lose or maintain weight for your cat. There is a lot of false information out there about feline nutrition. We encourage you to ask one of our knowledgeable veterinarians or a Registered Veterinary Technician about a safe, gradual weight-loss program. Cats have very special nutritional requirements that should be managed by a professional.

How do I know if my cat overweight?


If you think your cat has gained even a little excess weight, we encourage you to have their body condition assessed by a veterinarian. Typically, this is something we check during any type of physical examination. We use a body condition score system that determines the percentage of body fat and how much weight-loss is required for your cat.

Our Weight-Loss Counselling and Management Program:


Our registered veterinary technicians will develop a weight loss plan tailored to your cat’s nutrition and weight loss requirements. Cats have very special nutritional requirements and it is very important to work with a professional while managing their weight-loss. Using one of our prescription diets, regular weigh-ins, and customized progress reports, we will help you correct your pet’s state of health. You’ll be amazed at how different your pet looks and acts as the weight comes off in a safe, medically supervised way. Once they have reached their target weight, a weight maintenance plan will be put in place to keep them feeling great. This service is FREE for our clients.

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Your Pet Gazette - What will a visit to the vet look like this fall/winter?

It's been a challenging year for many of you and we want to reassure you that the availability of veterinary care for your pets is not something you need to worry about.  We are prepared to continue providing a high standard of veterinary care for your furry family members during the fall and winter months.  We continue to perform routine medicine and urgent care appointments as well and surgery and dental services. Read on to learn more about your next visit to the hospital.

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Last updated: December 3, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these 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

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

2020 Holiday Hours
Dec 21-23: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Dec 24: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dec 31: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

To ensure you have adequate supplies for the holiday season, please order prescription refills by December 14th. Please consider ordering your pet’s food through our online store.

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!

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 Annex Animal Hospital