We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
The team at Riverview Animal Hospital can help steer you in the right direction when it comes to your pet’s weight. We have trained team members that can work with you to improve your cat’s health and add years to their life.
Just like dogs, we use a body conditioning score to determine if your cat is at its ideal weight. Anything from a 5/9 – 9/9 would be considered overweight. If you think your cat may be overweight, call us at 506-387-4015 for an appointment with a veterinarian for a health exam.
How can my cat lose weight?
Your cat can lose weight by feeding a highly nutritious, controlled portioned meals. You can also find some toys for cats that will get them to be more active around the house.
What is offered in nutritional consultation?
In a nutritional consultation, the doctor or technician will determine your cat’s body condition score, proper weight, and determine what diet is best suited for your pet. They will also help you with feeding guidelines, and how much of the new diet you should be feeding your pet to achieve the proper weight loss.
Did you know that nutrition is one of the top vital assessments that veterinarians check when examining your pet? What does that mean? It means that along with temperature, cardiac function, respiration and pain management, your veterinarian will be assessing your pet’s nutritional requirements. With the right nutrition, your pet’s quality of life can improve which will allow them to live a long and healthy life. Proper nutrition has many more added benefits than it did 30 years ago. In today’s world, the diets that are carried by our animal hospital have amazing science that backs up the benefits of the products. Food is now a science that can prevent disease, prolong quality of life, and can be used therapeutically with, or without medication to aid in your pet’s health. Quite literally food that is sold in our hospital can save your pet’s life!
Riverview Animal Hospital has recently undergone a lot of changes! Renovations have turned our hospital into a completely new one! Not only have we doubled in size, but we have added new departments within the treatment areas of the hospital.
Riverview Animal Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Riverview Animal Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. We have initiated a Closed-Door Policy, we have locked our front doors. Please call 506.387.4015 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you outside to get your pet. The exam will take place in our hospital with your scheduled Doctor with communication via telephone. In addition, we are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. You can also place an order through our Online Store by visiting our website.
Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
- If possible, please call us at 506.387.4015 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.
- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 506.387.4015 , and we'll come to you.
- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.