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Signs and Symptoms of Rabies

As most of you have heard in the news there has been an increase in raccoon rabies in our area. 76 positive cases in our area is very significant finding as well as 19 positive cases in skunks.

We here at Clappison Animal Hospital would like our clients to know the concerns around rabies.  Our first concern is always your pet’s health and safety.

Here are some facts about Rabies:

  1. The word rabies originates from a Latin word that means “to rage”
  2. Rabies is spread through saliva
  3. Rabies incubation period varies from pet to pet
  4. Any mammal can get rabies
  5. Most common carriers of rabies are raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes

Symptoms of Rabies could be very vague

Initially the symptoms are fever, lethargy, headaches along with pain or a pin prick like feeling around the site of the wound. Within a few days as the condition progresses it results in a fatal inflammation of the brain and the spinal cord resulting in symptoms like anxiety, confusion and agitation. This then progresses to a state of delirium, hallucinations and insomnia.

Here at Clappison Animal Hospital we want to make sure your pet is up to date on their rabies vaccine. You may receive a call from us letting you know if your pet is behind on this vaccine. We are trying our best to let you know sooner than later. If you are concerned, please call the clinic at 905-689-8005.

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