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Dog Grooming and Nail Trimming

Two of the most popular questions we are asked is, do we trim nails and do we groom dogs? Our answer is yes! Clappison Animal Hospital is happy to provide these services for our clients.

Grooming is a very important part of your dog’s health and can also improve their lifespan. All breeds of dogs need daily brushing this keeps them comfortable. Grooming your pet regularly lets you know if there any new lumps or bumps, scratches or other skin problems.

Nail trimming is equally as important for your dog’s health. Nails that grow too long can cause pain when walking for it puts pressure on the toes. Untrimmed nails can also grow into the paw pads, causing infection.

How often should I cut my dog’s nails?

Most often dogs get their nails trimmed every 6 to 8 weeks. This can vary though, depending on breed, how much exercise they have on hard surfaces and if they chew their nails.

Most clients get their dog’s nails trimmed if they hear them clicking on the floors, getting caught on fabrics or if they see them chewing their feet.

How much does dog grooming cost for small, medium and large breed dogs?

Our groomer Stephanie has been in the business for over 20 years. She has been certified for grooming different breeds and sizes of dogs and has also been award medals for grooming competitions she has competed in.

Please call Clappison Animal Hospital today to speak with Stephanie or our reception for a quote on your dog’s grooming.

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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