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.

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Overweight Dog Help

Obesity is a huge issue in the pet world. Extra treats, too much food and not enough exercise can all lead to additional weight that can have a huge impact on your dogs’ quality of life and life expectancy.

When is a dog considered to be overweight?


This is always the first question pet owners ask. An easy rule of thumb is that ribs should be easily felt when running your hand over them (without pushing in), but not so that they are sticking out. Dogs should have a tuck to their waist when looking at them from the top and side.

Are some breeds prone to obesity?


Stocky or “short body” breeds are prone to obesity. A few notable mentions are Pugs, British Bulldogs, Cocker Spaniels, and Labs.

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


Set up an appointment to bring your dog in and we can let you know if your dog is overweight and what weight is ideal for your pet. We can then calculate how many calories your dog needs to lose weight and set up regular weigh-ins to help keep things on track.

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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 - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (food and medication pickup only)
- 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 Manitou Animal Hospital Team