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Overweight Dog

Overweight Dog Help

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

When is a dog considered to be overweight?


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.

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Last updated: January 4, 2022.

Dear Clients,

As a result of New Brunswick's plan to enter Level 2 of COVID-19 restrictions, we will proceed with the following protocol, effective immediately, until restrictions have been lifted.

We will be moving back to a curbside “Closed Waiting Room” policy, which means no clients will be permitted in the building, with exceptions. However, we will continue to offer FULL veterinary services.

If you have been contacted by Public Health or are showing symptoms of the virus, we ask that you call us to reschedule your appointment.

Procedure for surgeries and general appointments:

1. Call us at 622-2355 when you arrive in the parking lot. We will proceed in checking you in remotely.

2. When the Dr is ready to see your pet we will call your cell phone or wave at your vehicle and have you bring your pet to the main door. Please wear a mask when approaching the hospital to pass your pet to us.

3. A veterinarian will perform an examination or requested procedure inside the hospital while you wait in your vehicle, or a drop off appointment can be arranged.

4. Once the care of your animal is complete, the veterinarian will call you with their findings and devise a treatment plan.

5. Payment will be taken over the phone or in the parking lot via a portable debit machine. We are trying to limit cash use to a minimum.

6. Food and medications pick up will be curbside and payment can be accepted via e-transfer or credit card over the phone.

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.

- Your dedicated team at Waterview Animal Hospital