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Overweight Cat Help

As in humans, your cat should stay within a healthy weight range to help prevent the development of certain diseases. If they are overweight it can predispose them to a greater risk of several very serious health complications including diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Conversely, some medical conditions can cause your cat to gain weight. With each physical exam, our doctors will assess the weight of your cat to ensure it is within a healthy range. With you, we can work to maintain a healthy weight for them to ensure they live a disease-free life.

How do I know if my cat overweight?


At the Airdrie Animal Health Centre, our veterinary professionals can help you assess whether your cat is within a healthy range. We can examine the body condition score of your cat, compared to its size and weight, and help make recommendations on how to achieve an ideal weight for your cat. Our clinic also offers a variety of different veterinary exclusive diet options that can help your beloved animal achieve the desired weight.

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Last updated: September 29, 2021

Dear valued clients,

Given the current state of the pandemic in Alberta, we have made the decision to return to a closed-door protocol in an effort to do our best to help control the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of you and all our staff is our top priority so that we can continue to offer your pets the care they deserve. We ask for your patience and understanding while we navigate these challenging times together.

When you arrive for your appointment, please give us a call from your vehicle. We will ask a few questions before we start the appointment and ensure we have all of your information. We will then meet you and your pet at the door. For all appointments, we ask that you wait in your vehicle in the parking lot while your pet is being examined. The doctor will give you a call once your pet is in the clinic so we ask that you have your cell phone on at all times so there are no delays.

If you are picking up food or medication, give us a call and we will put your order in the bins outside the front Dog Entrance. Please note that you can purchase your food through our online store. Just head over to our website https://www.airdrievets.com/ and choose the online store tab at the top.

Thank you for your cooperation and for helping us all stay healthy. Please be considerate of our staff. We ask only for courtesy and kindness when working with our team as they continue to work tirelessly to provide the best level of care for your pet during these trying times.

Thank you for your continued trust in us.

- Your dedicated team at Airdrie Animal Health Centre