Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
On every October 31st, children gather together to celebrate their favourite holiday of the year – Halloween. Halloween is a great excuse for parents and kids to eat all the treats they want, and dress up in any costume they can imagine. As a pet owner, you might think giving your furry pal some candy out of your stash would be a good treat for them, but did you know a treat for you could be toxic for them? Several popular Halloween treats are toxic to animals:
Candies that contain pure sugar can cause diarrhea and vomiting
Chocolate covered raisins combine two deadly ingredients to both dogs and cats
Sugar-free items contain a sugar substitute called xylitol which can cause seizures and liver failure in dogs and cats
Candies with a high concentration of nuts, or fat can potentially cause pancreatitis
Remember, candy bowls are for trick or treaters not Scruffy and Fluffy! Treats aren’t the only hazard for our fur-babies, costumes can be fun and silly, but they can also cause undue stress and anxiety. Be sure to have your pet try on the costume before the big night. If he or she seems distressed or shows abnormal behaviour, consider letting your pet wear his or her “birthday suit.” May you and your furry pals be safe this Halloween!
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. 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, Tuesday and Thursday: 8 am - 6 pm Wednesday: 8 am - 7 pm Friday: 8 am - 4 pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!