PET GROOMING - GET ON THE LIST !
Posted on May 15, 2020
You can call the grooming line and leave a message for someone to book you an appointment at 226-499-1140.
COVID-19 UPDATE - SERVICES OPEN
Posted on May 15, 2020
TELEMEDICINE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE
Posted on Mar 25, 2020
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Hours of Operation (Telemedicine Only)
Monday - Sunday: 8 am - 9 pm
In times of social isolation, veterinary telemedicine provides a safe, secure opportunity to remotely visit your veterinarian or registered veterinary technician for peace of mind.
The Animal Hospital of Cambridge is pleased to offer video and text-based remote consultations with patients in the Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Orangeville and Greater Toronto Area.
Using our new, online platform, patients can quickly connect with a member of our professional veterinary team. Only when necessary will patients be triaged in-clinic for further diagnostic care.
Please also note that in - hospital appointments are also available for those able to visit us in person with their pet by calling 519-624-9760.
We Are Open - Veterinary Care During COVID-19
Posted on Mar 18, 2020
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reduce the risks of contracting COVID-19.
Click the link above for information on how "DROP-OFF" appointments work.
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Posted on Mar 30, 2020
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Healthy Weight - Happy Pet = Longer Life
Posted on Sep 15, 2019
Should You Be Concerned About Your Pets Weight?
In one word.... YES!
Maintaining a healthy body weight means your pet will live longer and will have less chance of developing conditions such as - diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and many forms of cancer.
How Do You Know If Your Pet Is At A Healthy Weight?
Ask your Veterinarian to do a Body Condition Score of your pet. On a scale of 1 to 9.... 5 is an ideal score. While it may be hard to achieve a perfect score of 5.. getting as close to it should be the goal for your pet. Our goal is to help pet parents prevent their pets from becoming overweight right from the start.
Visit this link for full access to the Pet Weight Check Tool Guide on the
Pet Obesity Prevention Website.
There is lots of information out there accessible on the internet and of course, your Veterinarian can help you determine what a healthy weight for your pet will be. As a guideline a list of breeds and the "average weight range" for the breed gives you something to go on.... of course as with people there will be some variation.
Visit this link to see the average weight range for your pets breed.
Just for fun the WSAVA.org website also has a Pet to Human Weight Translator. Use the weight equivalent charts to determine how much your pet weighs compared to an average adult human male or female.
How many calories your pet requires in a day will be determined by breed, age, activity level and current body weight. Many pet foods provide too many calories and can lead to obesity, especially if portions and treats are not measured.
Animal Hospital of Cambridge Pet Fit Weight Loss Program
Figuring all of this out on your own can be confusing. It is not as simple as cutting back your pets current food.. because you will also be cutting back the nutrients your pet needs to maintain lean muscle.
If your pet truly needs to shed some pounds, a specially formulated weight loss food will help your pet to lose weight. We have a variety of diets that we can recommend to you. Your pet can still feel full because they can eat a normal portion size. The Pet Fit Program is free for pets beginning these weight loss diets so we can help answer you questions along the way and ensure we are reaching safe weight loss goals.
If you would like help with your pets weight, we are here to help !
Just give us a call to discuss your pets nutrition needs.
Weight Loss Success Story
Meet Charlie !
When Charlie the Golden Retriever started his weight loss journey
he weighed in at 79 Kgs ( 173.8lbs) ! Along with our Registered Veterinary Technician Michele and his pet parents, Charlie began our Pet Fit Weight Loss Program in February 2018. This has been an ongoing process with regular weight check-ins and support.
This is Charlie "Before"
His waist belly hung straight across, we could not feel his ribs, and he had no visible waist looking from above.
Fast forward to September 2019..
With a lot of exercise, weighing food portions on gram scales, treat control, and regular weight check-in appointments, Charlie successfully lost 32.1 kgs of body weight. He is now down to 46.9 Kgs (103.2lbs) !!!
Charlie belly now tucks up and you can see his waist when looking from above. We are so happy for Charlie and his fur parents knowing that he is well on his way to a healthier, more fit dog.
For tips on helping an overweight pet lose weight click on the links below.
Click here for weight loss tips for dogs.
Click here for weigh loss tips for cats.
For all your pet care needs, we are here to help.