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.
It is a great idea to frequently weigh your dog to keep an eye on his body weight. Weight can quickly sneak up on a dog and can be detrimental to your dog’s health. Our staff can help choose a nutrition plan to keep your pet healthy and have a long life.
We use the body condition chart to determine whether your dog is in its ideal body condition. It is a scale of 1 to 5 with five being severely obese. Your veterinary will check your dog’s body condition during your dog’s yearly physical exam and keep a close eye on your dog’s weight. Also, you can try to feel your dog’s ribs, you should be able to feel them without pushing into your dog, but you should not be able to see their ribs either. Our veterinarian can show you how to do this correctly.
Are some breeds prone to obesity?
All dogs can become obese, but some breeds are more likely to gain weight like Retrievers, Pugs, and Shih Tzu’s for example.
Why should my dog have a weight loss consultation at the clinic?
A doctor or nutritional counsellor can make the proper diet recommendations to help your dog with its weight loss journey.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 6, patients seeing a Veterinarian will be able to have one family member inside the hospital for the duration of the appointment.
Our new policies:
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Please bring a mask if your appointment is in the clinic.
We will continue with a closed door policy for clients wishing to maximize physical distancing. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and 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 - 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Campbell River Veterinary Hospital