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.
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.
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 Tuesday, March 24, 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 506.466.2543. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
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.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Hours are subject to change.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 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 and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. We encourage payments to be done over the phone with a credit card or e-Transfer.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
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 Mayfield Veterinary Clinic