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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

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Last updated: December 11, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

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

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


6. GROOMING SERVICES

If your pet requires grooming, please give us a call and we will put your name on a list. Our groomer Stephanie will contact you directly to schedule an appointment.

7. COUNTRY TAILS DOGGIE DAYCARE

As of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Country Tails Doggie Daycare is open! Their temporary hours of operation are 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. You may get touch with one of our daycare team members at (905) 690-8005 or at countrytails@clappisonvet.com

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Clappison Animal Hospital