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Weight Management for Pets

Weight management is an important part of your pet’s health care. Consultations for weight management include regular weigh-ins and progress reports customized for each individual pet’s requirements. Our doctors and veterinary technicians are always available to answer questions about nutritional requirements and weight management for your dog or cat. To learn more contact us at 403.984.4143.

Why would my pet need weight management?

Your pet’s weight plays a major role in their health. Weight gain for cats and dogs can cause them to develop diseases, chronic pain or arthritis. The extra toll on their body often leads to a shorter life span and long term discomfort. Our weight management consultations teach pet owners how to help their pet achieve a healthier lifestyle.

What support do you provide during a weight management consultation?

During these sessions, our veterinarians provide expert instruction on how to feed and train your pet on their new diet. We will show you different types of exercise you can encourage your pet to do. They will need to get used to their new eating habits, so we will also teach you how to reward them for good behaviour with attention rather than food. At each consultation we weigh your pet, monitor their progress and cheer them on as they progress through their weight loss journey.

How will these changes affect my home or routine?

Weight management includes changing how often they eat, increasing their physical activity and limiting their treats. This will be a huge adjustment for you and your family. Pet owners need all the self-discipline they can muster to lead their pets to success. If you have younger (or easily charmed) family members, it’s important to share your pet’s goals with them too. Get them involved in your pet’s physical activities and feeding habits. Your pet’s weight loss journey is a group effort and is only effective when taken seriously by everyone.

Last updated: August 24, 2021

Dear Clients,

Based on the most recent COVID-19 precautions announced by our provincial government, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, bloodwork, 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 us. 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
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Rocky Ridge Pet Hospital