Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are many signs of dental disease such as tartar, gingivitis, bleeding, not eating. Sometimes your veterinarian can see a tooth that’s loose or that the enamel is damaged. The tricky part is that teeth are like little icebergs and much of the tooth is below the gum line.
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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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 email@example.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