March is Weight Control Month at Yaletown Pet Hospital
Winter is winding down. The days are getting longer and (we hope) less wet so we have fewer good excuses to stay indoors. Now is the time to shed that winter weight. We all tend to become less active over the winter months, and our pets often come along for the ride. Less activity often means weight gain. Now is your chance to help your pets get back to, or maintain a healthy weight.
Just as with humans, obesity is a major problem in our pet population. We often fall into the bad habit of giving treats on demand, or an extra little bit of food if they ‘look hungry’. This can add pounds to a dog or cat over the course of a year or two. Carrying around all this extra weight is hard on the joints, and can predispose our pets to heart disease, liver disease, and diabetes.
Controlling calorie intake and increasing activity to help burn off those excess calories will get rid of those extra pounds. So come on by the clinic and check your pet’s weight- we’ll record it in their file and let you know how it compares to recent weigh-ins. If we’re seeing an unhealthy upward trend, we can make recommendations on feeding that may help enhance your weight loss plan.
Please call us at 604-682-7389, or use Demand Force (our online booking system) to schedule your appointment.
Yaletown Pet Hospital is a full service veterinary clinic, and is currently the only veterinary clinic south of Granville Street serving the downtown core of Vancouver.
As of December 2010, we moved into our new, much larger location at 893 Expo Boulevard, just around the corner from our previous location on Smithe Street.
Parking is available on Expo Boulevard west of Smithe and along Beatty Street.
There is also a parkade in the Pivotal Building, with access off both Beatty Street and Expo Boulevard.
From its origins as Vancouver’s warehouse district, Yaletown has been transformed into an exciting and vibrant neighbourhood full of interesting shops, amazing restaurants and a diverse community. The human population has brought along with it a huge number of animal companions, including a highly visible pack of dogs, and an equally large but less visible clutter of cats. At Yaletown Pet Hospital, we are pleased to provide quality veterinary services to the area’s furry family members.
To arrange for an appointment for your cat or dog, contact Yaletown Pet Hospital by phone at: 604.682.7389, or BOOK ONLINE by pressing the ‘Request Appointment’ button to the right.
Monday to Friday: 8AM to 9PM
Saturday: 9AM to 5PM
We are closed Sundays and Statutory Holidays.
In case of after hours emergencies please contact the Vancouver Animal Emergency Clinic at 604.734.5104.
They are located at 1590 West 4th Ave.
PARKING: Parking in the neighbourhood can be challenging. There is generally ample street parking along Beatty Street between Nelson and Robson Streets, as well as on Expo Boulevard west of Smithe Street. Parking is also available in the Pivotal Building Parkade, and is accessible from Beatty Street just behind the 7-11, and from Expo Boulevard immediately east of the Immigration Services Offices.