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Weight Management for Pets

Weight management is designed to keep your pet at a healthy size for their breed and age. Overfeeding your pets does them a lot of harm and can lead to severe health issues. Many pet owners are not aware that their pets are overweight for their breed. This is why it is important to have a veterinarian track every pound they gain as they grow. Our veterinarians will create special diets and exercises that will bring your pet to a healthy weight. At our clinic, we regularly provide treatment for illnesses associated with obesity. 


What health issues are associated with obesity?

When your pets are overweight, the excess body fat slows down their metabolism, which may lead to long-term damage and shorten their lifespan. Overweight pets may develop:

  • Arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Urinary bladder stones
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes

    How can I control my pet’s weight?

    Working with your veterinarian is the most important step. Cutting down your furry friend’s intake without a veterinarian’s perspective can be harmful. If your pet loses too much weight, it can become malnourished and develop fatty liver disease. The weight loss program created by your veterinarian will help your pets slim down moderately. You can also encourage your loyal companion to exercise, schedule their meal times and resist the urge to give them treats. To learn more about what you can do to help your overweight pet contact us at 519.641.8383.

  • Last updated: September 3, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    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. Based on the current provincial 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

  • Continue our "closed exam room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will let you know when you will be able to enter the reception area. Once the doctor is ready to examine your pet we will have a staff member bring them into the exam room. The Veterinarian will come speak with you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, please remain in the designated seating area until the receptionist is ready to take your payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    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.

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

    - The team at Komoka-Kilworth Animal Clinic