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 Help for Dogs

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

When is a dog considered to be overweight?


At the Airdrie Animal Health Centre, we can assess the weight of your pet and if it is within a healthy range. By assessing body condition score, our staff of trained professionals can determine if your pet requires a change to improve their health, whether it be a change in diet or lifestyle. We are happy to have you visit our clinic whenever you like to have your dog weighed on our dog scale, so you can track the weight of your furry friend.

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the 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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday & 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 Airdrie Animal Health Centre