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.

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Fox Tapeworm

Potentially fox tapeworm is on the rise in Southern Ontario.

Here are some facts for you:

  • Foxes and coyotes become infected with tapeworm by eating infected rodents.
  • Foxes and coyotes spread fox tapeworm in their feces. Their feces are contaminated with tapeworm eggs.
  • Cats and dogs can become infected by eating infected rodents. The eggs then pass into the feces and when your pet goes to eliminate it contaminates the environment.
  • Dogs and cats can also become infected by sniffing an area that has come in contact with infected feces. Rolling in infected feces and licking themselves clean after. They could also be infected by eating infected feces directly.
  • We as caregivers of our pets are also at risk for infection. We can become infected by gardening in contaminated soil, handling infected feces. Remember always to wash your hands. We also could become infected by our pet licking our face.
  • Remember to do a yearly fecal test with your annual exam and vaccines. If you see anything before then do a fecal test sooner.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your veterinarian for answers.

Written by: Christine Attridge -Hardy

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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