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

Overweight Dog Help

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.

When is a dog considered to be overweight?


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.

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Last updated: July 6, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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
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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 Campbell River Veterinary Hospital