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.
Peeing in the house is not always behavioural! It can be a symptom of several very serious medical conditions. We offer a full in-house laboratory to provide quick analyses of urine and feces samples. In conjunction with blood testing, a urinalysis can provide information on the kidneys, see if there is a bladder infection and if there are any concerns within the urinary system. A urinalysis will also detect if your dog has diabetes.
Why are canine fecal examinations recommended yearly?
Routine fecal analyses are always beneficial for the health of your dog. While adult worms can sometimes be shed in the feces and can then be seen with the naked eye, the majority of intestinal parasites can only be detected with the use of a microscopic fecal exam. By observing your dog’s feces for the possibility of worms, blood or mucus, you can note any changes or abnormalities and report them to your veterinarian.
If my dog’s urine test reveals a urinary tract infection, what can I do?
Monitoring your dog’s elimination habits for any changes in frequency, colour and odour will help you to notice when your dog is feeling out of sorts. Once a urine sample has been collected and tested, a treatment plan will be made based on the severity of the infection.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 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 to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!