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

Obesity is on the rise with our cat population and can lead to many problems including, diabetes, arthritis, heart strain, and difficulty defecating.

How do I know if my cat is overweight?


Every animal carries their weight differently, but ideally, all animals should have a waistline. If you are concerned, please schedule a consultation.

How can I help my cat lose weight?


Many cats are not good at self-regulating their weight, so it is a good idea to have meal time and measure the amount of food you are giving.

What is offered during a nutritional consultation?


During a nutritional consultation, a technologist will take your cat’s measurements to determine the ideal body weight. Then they will go over diet options and determine the best method for weight loss for your cat.

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McKnight Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, McKnight Veterinary Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building.

EMERGENCY CASES

- If possible, please call us at 403.457.0911 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 403.457.0911, and we'll come to you.

- Prescription and food will be available for pick-up between 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. This will allow our team to focus on emergencies overnight.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell located to the right of the door.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

- Your McKnight Veterinary Team