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Overweight Cat Help

One of the leading issues that we see now is overweight and obese cats. This added weight can lead to other health issues for your feline friend. At Sunrise Animal Hospital, we can offer you advice on products and diets to assist you and your cat in losing weight and maintaining their weight.

How do I know if my cat overweight?


It is not all about the number on the scale but about their body condition score. Indications of a good body score are having an obvious abdominal tuck or waistline and ribs that are not visible, but you can easily feel the ribs when pressing down. During a physical examination, our veterinarians can let you know what your cat’s body condition score is and based on their weight, how much they should lose to get back to a healthy body condition.

How can I help my cat to lose weight?


A few things you can do to help your cat lose weight are ensuring they are not getting any extra calories than they need, by making sure they have proper portions and not a full bowl of food around all the time. Increasing the amount of exercise your cat gets by playing with them more, or throwing their dry food across the room, so they have to run to get. There are also food balls and puzzle feeders that slow down how quickly they eat.

What is offered during a nutritional consultation?


We will take your cats weight and measurements to determine exactly how overweight they are and what their healthy weight would be. We then input this into our system, which will let us know exactly how much to feed and approximately how long it will take to reach the goal weight.

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Last updated: July 13, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. We are now allowing a limited number of clients in our clinic, however, we still encourage clients to stay in their cars where possible for annual exams, vaccines, wellness exams etc. 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Sunrise Animal Hospital