LAST UPDATED February 25, 2018
is our annual "Dental Month".
Good oral health is important every month but during this month we have chosen to offer discounts on COHATs (more commonly, but less formally, known as 'dentals'), oral exams, tooth brushing demonstrations, and VOHC-approved food & treats. Good oral health is about more than good breath - it is about being pain-free and living a longer, more healthy life!
CANINE FLU: As of February 2018 we are now stocking vaccines to protect your dog against influenza, a potentially fatal disease that was first detected in the U.S. in 2015 but has not been a problem in Ontario until late 2017. One needle covers both strains (H3N2 and H3N8) but two visits are necessary, 2-4 weeks apart, and then an annual booster. This vaccine is recommended for all dogs that:
1. travel to the U.S. or Asia
2. come into contact with dogs that have been abroad
3. go to leash free parks, daycare or boarding
4. come into contact with dogs in scenarios 1, 2, or 3
5. belong to people that come into contact with dogs in scenarios 1, 2, or 3 - even if the dog itself does not come into contact with said dogs.
The vaccine is especially recommended for the very young, the very old, immune-compromised (such as those being treated with steroids or other immune-suppressant medication for allergies, autoimmune disease or cancer), those with heart or lung disease, and all brachycephalics as these dogs are at increased risk of a bad outcome if infected.
Every OCTOBER we step up our fundraising for the Farley Foundation. Please help if you can. This year we had bandanas for sale, as well as pawprints for you to write a loved one's name on.
is our annual "Feline Focus" month.
We offer discounts on annual health exams, wellness bloodwork, food - and free catnip toys! Like every other month, cat nail trims are free.
On average, there are over 10 new cases of RABIES in Ontario every month - please make sure your pet is fully protected!
FOX TAPEWORMS (Echinococcus multiocularis) are an emerging concern in our province. The first case detected here in a dog was in 2012. This does not affect cats. The source seems to be dogs imported from other countries therefore we are recommending that ALL dogs entering/re-entering Ontario be dewormed with praziquantel. The concern is the life-threatening damage it can do to people. Please contact us for more information and/or if you think your dog needs to be dewormed. See this infographic and this infosheet for more details.
SEP/16: All nail trims for cats are now FREE!
In our on-going effort to end partial digit amputation (also known as declawing) in North America (we stopped offering this surgical procedure in 2013), we will trim any cat's nails, whether a patient of ours or not, for free, for life. And this will never change. Please watch The Paw Project (free DVDs for loan or for keeps available at our reception desk).
FEB/17: We now offer PAWDICURE plans for dogs. One year of UNLIMITED nail trims by our skilled technicians (and all the liver treats or peanut butter your dog can eat each time!) for $217+ tax.
Every year, from MARCH 1 to JULY 31 we offer discounts for dogs on blood testing packages which include screening for lyme disease and heartworms.