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Overweight Cats

Feline obesity affects a large percentage of pets in our area and is one of the most common health issues we see at the clinic. Our veterinary team can discuss diet and lifestyle changes that may help your feline reach their healthy weight.

How do I know if my cat is overweight?


Your veterinarian will start by figuring out your cat’s Body Condition Score. This is determined by a physical and visual exam of your pet’s body, including whether their ribs are visible or easily felt. The score is between 1 and 9, with 1 being the most underweight and 9 being the most overweight score.

How can I help my cat to lose weight?


Visiting your veterinarian is the first step in helping your cat lose the extra weight. Making sure that you and any other family members in the household are on board with the diet and exercise requirements are key to a successful weight loss program.

What is offered during a nutritional consultation?


Our veterinary team can offer diet suggestions, including amounts and frequency, so that you can follow a proper weight loss feeding schedule for your feline.

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Last updated: November 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. OPEN DOOR POLICY - WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT

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 remain a 24-hour hospital, open 7 days a week

5. 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 4 Paws 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital