We remain open to provide urgent 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.

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Canine First Aid

June is Pet awareness month and good thing it is, as summer always seems to be the busiest season for pet injuries and or afflictions. Today we’re going to talking about First Aid for your dog.

What would you do if your dog needed emergency care out at camp or on a trip? Would you be prepared? Would you even know what to do? Below, we have listed some things that would be good to have on standby, if you ever needed them. Keep A First Aid Kit – Suggested items for your kit’s contents:

  1. Gauze pads, gauze rolls (can be used for muzzling and bandaging)
  2. Cotton padding, cotton balls (can be used for wiping and bandaging)
  3. Q-tips
  4. Thermometer (digital is easiest and safest to use rectally)
  5. Petroleum jelly or Lubricating jelly (for thermometer & keeps wounds clean)
  6. Tweezers
  7. Blunt tip bandage scissors
  8. Hydrogen peroxide – 10mls every 15 minutes to induce vomiting
  9. Antibiotic soap to clean cuts and scrapes
  10. Artificial tear drops/gel
  11. Rubber/latex gloves
  12. Syringe or rubber ear bulb for flushing wounds
  13. Vetwrap or another self-adhesive bandage
  14. Adhesive tape
  15. Blanket
  16. Hot/cold compress packs
  17. Muzzle (do not use if a dog is vomiting)
  18. Absorbent feminine pads to help control bleeding from wounds
  19. Lists of meds your pet is currently taking
  20. List of any possible drug interactions your dog may have
  21. Emergency numbers 705-671-3949 – or your regular vet’s phone number

For our complete first aid booklet with extensive information on what to do if your pet gets into an emergency, please pick up our Canine 1st Aid booklet at our reception for a small donation of $5.00 or more toward our Oscar Foundation Fund.

Written by: Jennifer, Receptionist

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

Last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. Our door will be locked. Please call the number posted on the front door when you arrive and one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians will come to take the history and collect your pet. Our veterinarian will contact you by phone to discuss your pet's health before you leave.

2. We can now see all cases by appointment only.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8 am - 6 pm, Wednesday 8 am - 7 pm, and Friday 8 am - 4 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us ahead of time to ensure we have what you need and can have it prepared before your arrival. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, please visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Cambrian Animal Hospital