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Overweight Cat Help

Many cats are overweight. Weight gain can lead to arthritis, reduced mobility, and type 2 diabetes in kitties.

Is my cat fat?


Probably. Many indoor kitties are overweight. You should be able to feel your cat’s ribs with a bit of padding over them, and she should have a bit of a waist when viewed from above. If you are unsure, bring them in for a nutritional consult with one of our registered veterinary technicians.

How can my cat lose weight? Weight loss tips?


Measuring out the daily portion of food, rather than free feeding, is ideal. Limit table foods and treats. A lower carbohydrate canned food can help encourage weight loss. Encourage exercise with frequent play sessions, hiding food in treat bowls and making your cat work for her food!

What is offered in nutritional consultation?


An assessment of your cat’s weight, a calculation of daily calories needed to maintain or lose weight, and a discussion of food choices to best meet your kitty’s needs.

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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. 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, Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 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 Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital