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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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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