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.

Overweight Dog Help

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

When is a dog considered to be 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, this may indicate that your dog is overweight and seeing a veterinarian is appropriate.

Are some breeds prone to obesity?


Yes, some breeds are more prone to weight issues, but all dogs can be affected.

Why should my dog have a weight loss consultation at the hospital?


Obesity can increase risks of diabetes mellitus, reduced mobility, arthritis, increased physical injury, respiratory disease, kidney disease, cancer and a shortened life expectancy. With the help of a veterinarian and dietary counsellor, there is an increased chance your pet can reaching a healthy goal weight.

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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