We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Overweight Cat Help

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.

Is my cat fat?


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.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 905-664-4888. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 8 am - 4 pm

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, please visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Briarwood Animal Hospital