Nutritional Counselling for Pets 

Whether your pet is carrying too much or too little weight, our team can help you make sure they have the proper diet to be as healthy as possible. During a nutritional counselling session, you will meet with one of our veterinarians to explain any dietary problems your pet may be experiencing. Then, after an exam, we will provide you with a nutritional plan catered specifically to your pet’s needs. Recommendations on feeding schedules/types, exercise, formulas/brands, serving sizes and more will be made. Call us at 613.695.2060 to learn more.

How do I know if my pet needs nutritional counselling?

If your pet is overweight or underweight, it may be time to seek our advice. That being said, even pets in perfect health can still benefit from nutritional counselling so they can have the best fuel possible to support their development. In addition, if you are considering putting your pet on a new diet (e.g. gluten-free, Bones and Raw Food) we strongly suggest you ask for our veterinarians’ opinion so you can proceed safely.

Why is nutritional counselling for pets so important?

At different stages of their life (e.g. puppyhood, adulthood, senior) your pet will need different types of nutrition to boost their development. Certain species, breeds, and pets with pre-existing health conditions may also have unique dietary needs. Ensuring your pet is fed properly usually requires more than just following instructions on the packaging of their food. We can help you sift through the vast amount of information out there so your pet has a solid diet that may also prevent them from developing diabetes, joint problems and other issues.

Last updated: Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Dear Clients,

With the Holidays quickly approaching. We will be adjusting our hours of operations for the holiday season as follows:

  • Dec 24th 2021 - 7:30am-1pm (Food and medication pick up only)
  • Dec 25th,26th and 27th 2021 - WE WILL BE CLOSED
  • Dec 28th,29th and 30th 2021 - 7:30am-5pm
  • Dec 31st 2021 - 7:30am-1pm (Food and medication pick up only)
  • January 1st and 2nd - WE WILL BE CLOSED

  • Please note our current operating policies before your appointment:

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • 1 client per sick/medical appointments allowed into the exam room. All clients must wear a mask if they wish to come inside.
  • Annual exams/Vaccines, Tech appointments, and food and prescription refills will remain curbside at this time. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital. 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. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 2 pm
    Sunday: Closed

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

    - The team at Bank Street Hospital