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.

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Overweight Dog

Overweight Dog Help

Maintaining the proper weight is very important for the overall health of your dog. Being overweight can cause excess stress on joints and the heart as well as predispose them to other diseases such as diabetes. A dog that is underweight can have underlying health concerns that need to be diagnosed.

When is a dog considered to be overweight?


You should be able to feel all of your dog’s ribs when you run your hands over them without feeling a thick layer of fat. Their chest should be wider than their abdomen and their waistline should look noticeably narrow. Most overweight dogs will have no waistline at all.

Are some breeds prone to obesity?


Yes. Labs, Pugs, Beagles, Chihuahua’s, and Dachshunds. Although these are the most common, any dog can become overweight with too many calories and not enough exercise.

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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