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.

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Overweight Dog Help

Pet obesity continues to be a growing problem, with a 2015 study estimating that 54% of dogs are considered to be overweight or obese. Being overweight can cause health issues for your dog and affects their overall quality of life. It causes added stress to their joints and can put them more at risk for developing certain diseases. It can be avoided or treated through proper nutrition and exercise. Our team can help by providing your dog with an individualized weight loss or weight maintenance program.

When is a dog considered to be overweight?

It is often hard to recognize when your pet is overweight, as the weight gain can be a very gradual process. Our veterinary team can assess your pet’s weight with an evaluation of your pet’s body condition score to determine if your pet is overweight.

Are some breeds prone to obesity?

There is great individuality with how different pets store the food they have eaten. Some breeds do have genetic tendencies towards obesity such as Dachshunds, Golden/Labrador Retrievers and Beagles, to name a few.

Why should you have weight loss & management consultation at the clinic?

Weight loss programs need to be directed and monitored by your veterinarian or veterinary team. To have the success, we need to have an accurate weight and body condition score for your dog. We can provide you with a diet plan formulated specifically for your dog’s lifestyle and calorie needs.

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Last updated: September 8, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

1. WE CAN 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

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: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

- Sunday: CLOSED

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 Cumberland Veterinary Clinic