What are ticks? Commonly thought of as insects, ticks are actually arachnids (same family as spiders and scorpions). Ticks cannot jump or fly but will climb onto blades of tall grass or shrubs and grab onto an animal as they walk past.
How much exercise does a dog need every day? And secondly, how do you exercise a dog? Here are some tips and tricks to getting some much-needed exercise into your furry friend. No matter what size, breed or age, most dogs will benefit greatly from some form of exercise.
We are happy to announce that we are transitioning to an open-door policy! We can now welcome maximum 2 pet parents per appointment into the clinic with their pets. Our top priority here at Elgin Animal Hospital is the ongoing health and safety of our clients, their pets, and our dedicated team members that serve you and the community.
Here is what you can expect at your next visit:
Masks are still required when interacting with our team, and we encourage social distancing whenever possible.
Up to 2 pet parents are welcome to be in the clinic with their pet during the appointment.
FOOD AND MEDICATION PICK-UP
No need to call when you arrive, just come in!
We also ask that you please call in our pet's medication & food refills 3-5 days in advance as we are experiencing some shipment delays once again
If you are not feeling well in any way, or if you have interacted with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 we ask that you stay isolated and do not visit us at the clinic. If your pet needs lifesaving medical attention, please have a family member or friend bring in your pet.
NO-SHOW POLICY IN EFFECT
To ensure all of our patients and clients get the best care possible, please let us know if you cannot make the appointment. All no-shows will be recorded and clients with multiple no-shows may be asked for a deposit before making future appointments. We understand that unforeseen circumstances and emergencies arise. A simple phone call before your scheduled appointment is all that is required - 24 hours notice preferred. This will allow us to offer that spot to a pet in need.
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm - Wednesday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm - Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Our procedures are being continually updated. Please follow our social media pages for updates. We appreciate your patience as we continue to safely provide care for your pets!
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at (519) 633-5970. Please be kind, we're all in this together.