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.

Cat Overweight

Overweight Cat Help

Weight problems are one of the most common issues today’s cats face. Being overweight can affect the health, wellbeing, longevity and quality of life for our cats.

How do I know if my cat is overweight?


A Body Condition Score should be conducted. If ribs are not palpable due to excessive fat, no abdominal tuck is visible, and there is fat covering along the spine; these are all indicators that your cat may be overweight and seeing a Veterinarian is appropriate.

How can I help my cat lose weight?


Reduction in a diet may be indicated, switching to a weight loss diet, reducing the number of treats and table scraps are good ways in helping your kitty lose weight. Increase activity level by encouraging play or foraging for food.

What is offered during a nutritional consultation?


Complimentary diet consultations include weigh-ins, diet recommendation, calculations for caloric intake as well as ongoing support during the weight loss program.

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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, 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Note: Closed daily between 1:00 pm - 2:30 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 Alouette Animal Hospital

*Notice: Local Delivery Only - Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows