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. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
If your cat’s ribs are hard to feel and they have lost definition in their waistline they would be considered overweight. If you are concerned that your cat is overweight please contact Cumberland Veterinary Clinic to schedule a nutritional consultation with our veterinary technicians. We can assess your cat’s condition and assist with a diet plan.
How can my cat lose weight?
The first step is to have a nutritional consultation. It is important to know a current weight and then determine an ideal weight before getting started. Weight loss diets and controlling daily calorie consumption are vital to weight loss success. Increasing activity will help your cat to burn calories and regain muscle strength. Laser pointers and food balls work well for many cats. Please contact Cumberland Veterinary Clinic for more tips on how to get your cat active!
What is offered in a nutritional consultation?
During a nutritional consultation, we will assess your cat’s weight, body condition score and determine an ideal weight. We will provide recommendations on an appropriate diet for your cat’s needs and how much you should be feeding. We recommend having your cats weight rechecked every six weeks to track progress.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 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, 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. 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 OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Cumberland Veterinary Clinic