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.
The team at Waterview Animal Hospital can help guide you in the right direction when it comes to your pet’s weight. We have trained team members that can work with you to improve your dog’s health and add years to their life
A dog is considered overweight once they have surpassed the 5/9 mark on the BCS (Body Condition score). Our doctors can also evaluate your pet based on appearance and weight. If needed we can design a program to help your pet lose weight.
Are some breeds prone to obesity?
Yes, some dog breeds have a higher risk of obesity than others, but it can happen to any dog. Breeds that are most commonly overweight are; Labrador Retrievers, Pugs, dachshunds, English Bulldogs, Cairn Terriers, Beagles, Cocker Spaniels, Rottweilers, Golden Retrievers, Chihuahua, Scottish Terriers, American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxers, Saint Bernards, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Basset Hounds.
Why should my dog have a weight loss consultation at the clinic?
Maintaining a healthy weight for your pet can add years to their lives. Proper nutrition and weight management are the cornerstones of good health for your dog. Just like humans, when you are overweight you are more prone to developing other health problems. A healthy weight is very important for your animal and can add longevity to their lives.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 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, heartworm testing, 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 506.622.2355. 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday and Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
- Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & 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 Waterview Animal Hospital