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Overweight Dog Help

Obesity in dogs is a growing concern among the veterinary industry. Studies have revealed that obesity can be linked to organ failure, diabetes, arthritis and even premature death.

When is a dog considered to be overweight?

A quick judge can be done if you look at your pet from above. You want to be able to see a waistline (hourglass shape). You also want to be able to feel your pet’s ribs, without them protruding. If you want to have your pet’s weight checked, just give Park Road Veterinary Clinic a call and we would be happy to set up an appointment for you.

Are some breeds prone to obesity?

Yes, some breeds are considered “prone,” but any pet regardless of breed can become overweight if they are not properly monitored. Remember, just five extra pounds on a Beagle is 21 extra pounds on an adult human!

Why should you have weight loss & management consultation in-clinic?

While it is easier to weigh some pets at home than others, every scale is different. Also, having your pet come to the clinic for regular weigh-ins allows our veterinary team to track your pet’s progress and offer suggestions and helpful tips when needed.

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Last updated: July 7, 2021

Dear Clients,

As the province enters Phase 2 of the reopening plan, our Closed Door policy will remain in effect and we will continue to provide curbside service. During Phase 3, we will be working towards gradually opening up our clinic in a safe manner for both our teams and our clients. We want to be able to protect our clients and staff and we are ensuring we have all the proper tools in place to be able to do so. The timeline for this is the first week of August.

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 OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Park Road Veterinary Clinic