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Celebrating Seniors

You may have heard the saying ‘age is not a disease’ and at Torbay Road Animal Hospital we want to share this message with you. When pets age and cross into their Golden Years, it doesn't mean a decline in quality of life or comfort. Make sure to book an appointment today and ask us about our senior pet care. There are so many steps we can take to keep your senior pet happy and healthy!

 

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Pet Nutrition

Pet nutrition is one of the most important aspects of a pet's life. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you and your pet!

 

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New Puppy at Home?

Learn about the importance of spaying or neutering your dog.

 

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Welcome to Torbay Road Animal Hospital in St. John's

The Torbay Road Animal Hospital opened on March 17th, 1997 to accommodate our east end clients and furry friends. It was opened by Dr. Hendrik DeZeeuw and Dr. Sanjay Ralhan, as a sister clinic to Sunrise Animal Hospital. The Torbay Road Animal Hospital is located at 286 Torbay Road in the Coaker’s Meadow Plaza, in St. John’s.

In 2013, the growth continued with the addition of Dr. Patricia Ryan, Dr. Ghulam Dogar, and Dr. Erin Wilson to the partnership. What started out as a clinic with one veterinarian and four support staff, now has two locations, six veterinarians, four registered veterinarian technicians, and forty-nine support staff!

Mission

Torbay Road Animal Hospital strives to provide both clients and their beloved pets with a wide range of veterinary services in a warm, comforting, and compassionate environment.

We offer cutting-edge medicine, and technology in a modern facility, while professional staff provide superior products and veterinary care to your pet.

Our vision is to ensure your pets receive the same quality of care that we would expect for our own.

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Pet Obesity Awareness Day: October 12th, 2018

Pet obesity is becoming a serious health concern. Right now about 54% of our animal pet population is overweight. This is a serious health risk that many pet owners are not taking seriously. It has become alarming how many pet owners see overweight or “chubby” dog as the norm and cute; this is not the case. An obese pet can shorten its life dramatically. Dogs especially, who are overweight are more at risk for illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer, thyroid issues and diabetes to name a few. Having too much weight on the body puts extra strain on joints which can lead to arthritis. It is better for your dog's health to get them to lose weight as soon as possible. If you are unsure if your pet is starting to become overweight, here are some telltale signs as follows: Can you feel your pet's ribs? If not, then your pet may be becoming overweight. You should be able to feel your animals ribs without pressing in. Does your pet have a hanging abdomen? If so, then there is a high chance your pet should be on a diet and be getting more exercise. Your pets chest should be wider than the abdomen, with a noticeable tuck from the chest up from the stomach. An obese pet will have no distinction between the stomach and the chest and generally no waistline. If you feel your pet runs underneath the above guidelines, there are ways that you can prevent it from going. Further, You can consider these options: First and foremost, you should schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to have your animals assessed regarding their weight issues and health. Find a healthy weight loss food that fits within your budget. Use a measuring cup and follow the guidelines to determine how much food intake your pet should have for the day. Healthy treats only should be given and at a limited amount. Blueberries, carrots and apples are good healthy treats! Exercise is key! This is not only great for your pet but the owner as well. Exercise includes but not limited too, walks, throwing a ball, swimming, running around your backyard and playtime with other animals or with you. Remember, overfeeding and not exercising your pet is also known as a soft form of neglect and abuse. Sometimes loving your animal too much with food and couch time can be harmful. If you would like to discuss further give us a call at the Torbay Road Animal Hospital. Written by Torbay Road Animal Hospital

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National Cat Day: October 29th, 2018

National Cat Day was created to bring awareness to all of the homeless cats that are looking for loving homes. It was first celebrated in 2005. This special day was initially founded by pet and family lifestyle expert, Colleen Paige.

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