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Nutrition Counselling for Pets

It’s very normal to wonder if your pet is getting all the nutrients they need from the foods they eat. Here at Southglen Veterinary Hospital we offer nutrition counselling that helps your pet’s growth, health and overall lifestyle. Aided with the special advice given by our team, you will be able to select the best foods to purchase for your cherished pets. By giving your pet’s the right foods they need, their quality of life will improve.

What is nutrition counselling for my pet?

Nutrition counselling takes place during a nutrition checkup. It’s a one-on-one session with a veterinarian where they examine your pet’s diet. Your veterinarian will ask questions about the types of foods your pet eats, how often they eat and if they are having any eating issues. As a pet parent, you inform the veterinarian of any new eating habits or you can ask about any new foods that you want to introduce to your pet. After examining your pet, our team may recommend special diets that may remove or reduce certain products from their diets.

What are healthy foods for my pet?

Our veterinarians recommend foods rich in carbohydrates, proteins, fat, vitamins and minerals. These types of foods keep your pet healthy. Be sure to check the food package for these nutrients. Each pet is unique and may require special foods. Be sure to contact your veterinarian to find out what is best for your individual pet.

Do I need to feed my kitty or puppy special foods?

Yes! Kittens and puppies require special foods as it aids in their growth and development. Their bodies and immune system are not fully developed and so they require extra nourishment from the food they eat. There are specially marked products for kittens and puppies, but your pet may require a specific type for their development. Our veterinarians can assist you in selecting the right food for your puppies or kittens. For more information, give us a call at 204-452-0077.

What should I feed my senior pet?

Your senior pet needs special foods as their immune system is not as strong as it used to be so they are more likely to develop health conditions. Our team can create a special diet for your senior pet based on any condition they have. With a special diet, the effects of an illness can be reduced in your pet.

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Last updated: April 5, 2021

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

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 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 Friday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm (Pick-up Only)

    5. 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.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Southglen Veterinary Hospital