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Christmas Hazards

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. We are all busy getting ready for the holiday season that sometimes we forget about our pets and what they may be getting into while we are not watching.

Here are 10 things to make sure you keep your pet away from this Holiday season:

  1. Chocolate – contains theobromine which is like caffeine. While yummy in taste is severely poisonous to cats and dogs.
  2. Mince Meat and Christmas Puddings – the dried fruit in these desserts are toxic dogs.
  3. Blue cheese on our cheese boards – Contains Roquefortine C that dogs are extremely sensitive to.
  4. Tinsel – Lots of fun to play with but tinsel can cause blockages in our pet’s GI system.
  5. Macadamia nuts – these nuts cause severe illness in dogs.
  6. Garlic – poisonous to dogs
  7. Snow Globes – some snow globes contain antifreeze.
  8. Candles – will burn paws or noses of our curious fur friends.
  9. Fairy Lights – some puppies and cats are curious from the bright lights and chew on the cords and can either get burned or an electrical shock.
  10. Alcohol – can cause liver or brain damage in our cats and dogs.

A few other holiday hazards to watch out for are Christmas Poinsettia, Salt dough ornaments, Wrapping paper and Lilies.

Hoping these tips keep your fur family member nice and safe this holiday season.

Written by: Christine Attridge-Hardy, Practice Manager

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Last updated: June 1, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 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

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