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.
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.
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.
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