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.
Does your pet seem stiff or sore, especially after they have been resting?
Has your pet’s mood and/or activity level changed? If so, your pet could be suffering from arthritis. We tend to dismiss signs of arthritis as “getting older,” and early symptoms can be missed. Your pet could have chronic pain.
Arthritis is chronic inflammation in one or more of your pet’s joints. It is the most common cause of chronic pain we see in our pets. Arthritis can be caused by several different issues including infection, a previous injury, being overweight, or genetic disorders.
Signs to look for:
Limping or favouring a leg
Difficulty sitting or standing
Weight Gain or weight loss
Having a hard time using stairs or jumping
Behaviour changes like hiding, aggressiveness, less affectionate
How we treat a patient with arthritis will depend on the cause and severity of the disease. Treatments can range from diet change and supplements to pain medications and therapeutic laser sessions. Never give an animal medication designed for human use without talking to your veterinarian!
If you think your furry friend may be suffering from arthritis, phone us today and set up an appointment to have them assessed. We will then discuss with you which treatment options will work best for your pet.
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease (Borreliosis) is an infection caused by bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted by deer ticks and can infect many different animals, including dogs, cats, and humans.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
- Wednesday & Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!