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.
A cat’s weight can be a touchy subject for some cat owners. If a cat is overweight, it can lead to numerous health problems such as diabetes, heart problems, kidney and joint problems. Our team can help you keep your cat an ideal weight to live a long and healthy life.
The “fat cat” is often viewed as a comforting pet. However, being too heavy can really take a toll on your cat’s health. When it comes to ideal weight, every cat is different. You should be able to look down on the top of your cat and see an hourglass shape. The waist should go in after the ribs and back out over the hips.
How can my cat lose weight? Weight loss tips?
One of the ways you can help your cat lose weight is increasing exercise with play. There are many toys available that can help with this, string toys, puzzle toys, lasers etc. You can also increase activity by placing food and water bowls in separate areas of the house, so they have to travel further for food and water. A very important factor in helping your cat lose weight is diet. A low-calorie food is crucial to help reduce excess pounds from your cats’ waistline. Speak with one of our technicians regarding the best choice of food for your cat.
What is offered in a nutritional consultation?
Our technicians will take all the factors of your cat’s lifestyle into account and together, you can decide which diet would best suit your cat’s needs. Many of our foods are 100% guaranteed, so if it doesn’t work for your cat, you can return it and try another.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 2020 the 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 us. 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Mayfield Veterinary Clinic