Awareness Months

June is Weight Awareness Month at GCH!

June is Weight Awareness Month at GCH!

Here at Guildcrest Cat Hospital our goal is to promote a healthy weight and lifestyle, while educating you and your cats on the importance of weight management.

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Throughout the entire month of June, we will be offering $20 weight assessments for your cat to ensure that they are as healthy as possible! The assessments will include:

 

  •     A Weight Check
  •     An Assessment of your Cats Body Score
  •     A Personalized Feeding and Weight Monitoring Guide
  •     Information on Weight Loss Diets
  •     Handouts on Weight Loss Activities that can be done at home
  •     A Toy to help get them started on their journey to achieve or maintain a healthy    weight

 

Why is Weight Management so Important?

Obesity is now recognized as a disease state. On its own, obesity causes physical and respiratory discomfort but can also lead to life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and an increased risk of certain types of cancer. Overweight cats cannot groom themselves properly which can lead to skin and bladder infections.

As in humans, most cats develop arthritis with age (cats are most affected in their hips, knees, elbows and spine). Excess body weight worsens the daily pain of arthritis. Weight loss reduces the load on those painful joints and reduces the need for anti inflammatory medication.

Weight Loss Diets

At GCH we try and stock as many options for dry and wet cat food that will help them lose or maintain their ideal weight. We know how picky cats can be so feel free to ask for Free Samples of any of our dry diets in June.

Our most popular weight loss diets are:

Royal Canin’s Satiety (Dry Only)

Royal Canin’s Calorie Control (Dry and Wet)

Hill’s Metabolic (Dry + various flavours of Wet)

Purina Veterinary Diet OM (Dry and wet)

Click on the diet you like to know more about to read about diets directly from the supplier’s website!

To Learn More about the importance of Weight Management check out the links below:

 

Veterinary Partner

American Association of Feline Practitioners

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February is Dental Month!

Dental_Month_Logo_4132020_stdHere at Guildcrest Cat Hospital we are dedicated to the health and well-being of your cat. The prevention and early detection of disease gives us the opportunity to significantly improve your cat’s quality of life and longevity. This is especially true with periodontal (dental) disease which is the most commonly found health problem in our cats. Just like the human members of the family, our four-legged feline members need professional examinations and cleaning too.
In many instances the changes associated with dental disease go unnoticed. Pets may continue to eat and chew normally while coping with an underlying dental problem. Plaque and tartar accumulation can cause bad breath, gum disease, and can increase the risk of infection that may affect other organs in the body; not to mention the severe pain that comes along with dental disease. Early and consistent dental care will help reduce the potential for inflammation, infection, pain and disease for your pet. It is an important part of your felines’ total health care plan.
With all this being said, we’re excited to announce that Dental Month begins on February 1st and lasts throughout the month. During dental month, it is our mission to raise awareness to one of the biggest health problems that our feline friends face, and help those affected get on their way to a happy, healthy and pain free lifestyle. In addition to our regular dental exams we will be offering 10% off all dental procedures, 10% off pre-anesthetic blood work, a chance to win one of three dental month gift package for all felines who undergo a dental procedure.
So give us a call today to book an appointment for dental work or a physical examination that includes a dental exam, as well as a chance for you to discuss with the doctor an appropriate home dental care plan for your cat!

June was Weight Awareness Month!

Weight Awareness Month
At the Guildcrest Cat Hospital, we believe that obesity plays a major role in feline illness! This is why we dedicate an entire month to making sure we spread awareness and educate our clients to the best of our abilities with the latest data and trending diet plans.  And that’s where you come in! If you are interested in helping your cat reach his/her goal weight, all you have to do is book a free weight consultation, bring your pal along and we will take it from there!

Why is weight awareness important?
Weight awareness is important for your cat because obesity is a major cause of the following illnesses in cats:
  • Diabetes
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Arthritis
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Shorter Life Expectancy