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.
We believe that nutrition is one of the most important parts of keeping your cat happy and healthy. At every annual exam, we ensure that a nutritional consultation is provided. We do offer complimentary nutrition consults and weigh-ins to our patients.
Overweight cats are more common than you may think. During your cat’s visit, we will assess your cat’s weight and offer guidance along the way. If you can’t see a waist or feel any of their ribs when you pet your feline friend, your cat may be “pleasantly plump”, and we can help!
How can my cat lose weight? Weight loss tips?
Weight loss is different for every cat and ensuring there is no underlying disease is very important before you begin. The approach to weight loss depends on not only your cat’s lifestyle but yours as well. While a prescription diet is a great place to start, meal feeding your cat, adding canned food, making them “work” for their food through things such as a slimCat ball or increasing their exercise through playtime will all be beneficial.
What is offered in nutritional consultation?
A nutritional consultation will require full disclosure. In order to truly make your cat’s weight loss a success, we will need to know everything your cat eats and drinks. We will determine the amount of calories your pet currently gets and calculate how many they need. We will create a diet plan with you and your cat’s needs in mind. We do offer nutritional consults and follow-ups at no charge to our patients.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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 905-664-4888. 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. 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.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 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 Briarwood Animal Hospital