About Centennial Animal Hospital


We are a full service, small animal hospital located in Fort Richmond, 2 minutes inside the South Perimeter, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We have been serving South Winnipeg and the surrounding areas since 1970. Centennial Animal Hospital offers advanced veterinary care as well as medical, surgical and dental services. We provide the latest in technology from laser surgery to digital radiology. In 1986 we added professional grooming and pet boarding to our list of services. In 2003 we expanded our facilites and started offering doggie daycare and obedience training.

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Obesity Awareness Month


What is obesity?

Obesity is an accumulation of excess body fat. Extra body weight and extra body fat tend to go hand in hand, so most overweight dogs & cats will have excess body fat.

Body weight is easy to measure when assessing if a cat is overweight or obese – easier than trying to measure body fat. Using body weight as a guide, dogs & cats are considered to be overweight when they weigh 10-20% above their ideal body weight. They’re considered obese when they weigh 20% or more above their ideal body weight.

Obese dogs & cats develop an increased risk for:

  • cancers of all types, diabetes mellitus, heart disease and hypertension,
  • osteoarthritis and a faster degeneration of affected joints,
  • urinary bladder stones, and
  • anesthetic complications as they’re less heat tolerant.


    How do I know if my dog or cat is obese?

    The very first step in dealing with an overweight or obese pet is to recognize and acknowledge that there is a problem. Unfortunately, we are inundated with images in the media of pets that are consistently too heavy, which makes it challenging to understand what normal looks like. Your veterinarian and the veterinary health care team can assist with an assessment.

    Rib coverage is not only an important measurement to help you identify if your dog or cat is overweight, but it’s also easy for you to do at home, on your own. If you hold your hand palm down and feel your knuckles with the flats of the fingers on the opposite hand, this is how your pet's ribs should feel just behind the shoulder blades. It’s also a good method for measuring weight loss progress between formal weigh-ins.
    Your veterinary health care team will provide an estimated ideal body weight to use as a target, but it is important that they also do regular body condition assessments to ensure progress is being made toward normal body weight and body condition. Most veterinary practices use a body condition scoring system on a scale of either 1-5 (3 is normal) or 1-9 (4.5 is normal).

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    Address: 2747 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB
    Telephone 1: 204.269.8162 (Hospital)
    Telephone 2: 204.261.5928 (Boarding,
    Grooming & Daycare) E-mail: info@centennialanimalhospital.com