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.

Overweight Dog Help

Overweight pets tend to have a shorter life expectancy due to the likelihood of injury and disease. Limiting treats, feeding the proper diet, and measuring each meal can help to keep your pet at their ideal weight.

When is a dog considered to be overweight?

We measure body condition scale (BCS) between 1 to 5. 3 would be your pet’s ideal weight and 5 would be obese. If your pet is above 3, your veterinarian can help you work towards their ideal weight.

Are some breeds prone to obesity?

No breed of dog is prone to obesity. However, some dogs are prone to eating a lot more and are therefore more susceptible to weight gain and obesity.

Why should my dog have a weight loss consultation at the hospital?

If your pet is overweight, a consultation at the hospital can be very helpful. Knowing your dog’s history, we can create a feeding guide tailored to your pet’s needs.

Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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

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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & 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 Muskoka Animal Hospital