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.
Even though it seems cute to have a rolly polly kitty come lay on your lap, excess pounds on a cat can really have a negative effect on your cat’s health. Overweight cats are far more likely to develop osteoarthritis, diabetes, respiratory problems and non-allergic skin conditions.
Grooming becomes problematic when cats become overweight, resulting in mats, dry flaky skin and sores.
Weight Loss Tips
Some ways to help keep your cat at an ideal weight are to give your cat a therapeutic reduced calorie diet. Be sure to use the feeding guide for the weight your cat should be, not the current weight.
Another way is to increase play. Offer your cat many interactive toys, ones they can play with alone, and also ones you can join in with. Toys and food are available at your veterinarian and pet stores.
Other ideas to help keep your cat slim and trim are reduce the amount of treats you give your cat. You can portion out the daily food allowance and give some of that as treats. You can also entice them to climb and jump by getting a cat tree.
Placing the food bowl in a different part of the house that your cat tends to hang out will also help as they will have to walk to get to it. Either upstairs or down will increase the exercise your cat gets daily. Putting litter boxes in another part of the house helps as well. If your box is in the basement, food is on the top floor, they may have to travel 2 flights of stairs at a time.
Keeping your cat at an ideal weight will help you both enjoy their happy, healthy and longer life.
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