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.

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Fall Is Fast Approaching

As the season changes to cooler weather, we focus on the kids going back to school and getting ready ourselves to brave the cooler weather. At Clappison Animal Hospital, we would like to remind you of a few things.

  1. Even thou fall is approaching, in years past, we still have seen some very hot days. Please remember that your dogs and cats are highly sensitive to the heat and need to be kept cool. Please provide lots of water, cool breaks in the house and even walks in the early morning, or late at night. Please do not leave your pet in the car.
  2. Ticks are coming into full bloom again. The cooler temperatures bring out those nasty creepy crawly ticks. We have seen deer ticks with the cooler temperatures, this tick is a carrier of Lyme disease. Please remember to give your pets their tick prevention until November and maybe even December, depending on the weather. If you need to get a refill on your medication, please give us a call at 905-689-8005, and we will get that together for you.
  3. Mosquitos are still out and about, this is also the perfect weather for them. Please remember to give your dog their heartworm prevention each month and including November. Here is a fact that most people did not know. When giving your pet their monthly dose of heartworm prevention, it works for the month that just finished. So, making sure they get all their doses is very essential to their health. This year at Clappison Animal Hospital, we had three dogs test positive for heartworm disease. Let’s do our best to get this to zero.

Have a safe and happy fall!

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