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Overweight Cat

Overweight Cat Help

Overweight and obese cats often outnumber cats of a normal weight and are being seen more and more by veterinarians for various disorders. Obesity in cats can predispose the cat to diabetes, hepatic lipidosis and arthritis.

How do I know if my cat is overweight?


There are several things you can look for to determine if your cat is overweight. Some of them include lethargy, difficulty walking, running, climbing and grooming themselves, excessive appetites and when you touch your cat you cannot feel individual ribs. If you have any questions or concerns concerning your cat’s weight, please visit with your veterinarian to discuss your options.

How can I help my cat to lose weight?


Please come in to visit your veterinarian and they can talk to you about a weight loss plan for your cat!

What is offered during a nutritional consultation?


During a nutritional consult with your veterinarian, they would offer a weight consultation including the proper food to help them get to a healthy weight. Blood work would be offered as well, as overweight cats can be prone to diabetes.

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Last updated: May 10, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. We are now allowing 1 client per appointment (or 2 clients in the case of euthanasias) to come into the hospital. 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. 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.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 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 Torbay Road Animal Hospital