We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.


Fun Facts About Cats

Are you a feline lover? Do you ever wonder why your cat does silly things? Well here are some fun facts about cats that you may find interesting.

  1. Cats can drink salty water, for their kidneys can filter out salt.
  2. Cats can not taste sweet, even though some like to eat cantaloupe and other tasty foods.
  3. Cat’s ear-hair keep debris out and directs sound.
  4. Your cat’s nose pattern is as unique as your fingerprint.
  5. A cat cannot see below its nose. So, at times if you put food under them, they may not see it and leave it lying there.
  6. Female cats are more likely to be right-pawed and male cats are left. Next time your cat reaches out to you, see what paw they use.
  7. Having your cat neutered will add 2 – 3 years to their life at least because they will not be out roaming.
  8. If your kitten sleeps a lot, that is because he or she is growing. Growing uses a lot of energy, they start to dream at 1 week of age.
  9. A female cat is called a Queen and a male is a Tom.
  10. Cats sweat through the pads on their feet.
  11. A cat purrs at the same rate as a diesel truck idling, and they are not the only animal that purrs. Squirrels, elephants, Lemus and Gorillas also “purr”.

Hope you enjoyed these fun facts! Stayed tuned for more in the upcoming months.

Written by Christine Attridge-Hardy, Practice Manager



What lies beneath... the Benefits of Dental Radiographs

There are many signs of dental disease such as tartar, gingivitis, bleeding, not eating. Sometimes your veterinarian can see a tooth that’s loose or that the enamel is damaged. The tricky part is that teeth are like little icebergs and much of the tooth is below the gum line.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 905.689.8005. We will open the door and bring you and your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We ask 1 client per pet please. Once the examination is finished, the Doctor will either call you or come out to talk to you to discuss the treatment etc for your pet. For those who do not have a mobile phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way!

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. The animal hospital is still OPEN with the following hours: Monday- Friday: 8:00am - 6pm, Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm, & Closed on Sundays.

4. Country Tails Doggie Daycare and our Grooming Salon are closed until further notice.

5. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

6. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

7. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

8. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Clappison Animal Hospital