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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.

Last updated: January 5, 2022.

NOTICE: We are currently not allowing clients into the treatment rooms, and have resumed our drop off service until further notice.

OUR EMERGENCY CARE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE:

SUNDAY to WEDNESDAY
: 24- HOUR
**Please note, there is no 24-hours urgent care services Thursday to Saturday at this time**

OUR PRIMARY CARE HOURS ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT OR WALK-IN :
MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.(Last patient intake at 3:30pm)
***No clients allowed into the appointment. Exceptions made for after-care owners.***

Our #1 concern is keeping both you and your pets safe. We are following the AHS Guidelines to keep you safe. Please keep 6 kitties apart, mask up, and sanitize when entering our premises.

We are working hard to serve you better and improve our practice. We sincerely appreciate your patience, kindness, and understanding during this time while we battle the COVID-19 Pandemic, in addition to our hospital renovations, and staff shortages.

For urgent medical help outside of our hours, please contact:

1. Fish Creek Hospital - (403) 873-1700
2. Western Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Centre - (403) 770 -1340
3. VCA Canada CARE Centre - (403) 520-8387
4. Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency - (403) 995-3270

For non- urgent care outside of our hours, please contact:

1. Edgemont Veterinary Clinic - (403) 239-4657
2. Airdrie Animal Clinic - (403) 948-3619