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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Halloween Fun and Safety for Your Dog

Halloween is a fun time for kids, but our four-legged friends also like to get involved and enjoy the Halloween spirit. Here are some fun things to do you’re your dog this season and stay safe at the same time.

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Effective Housetraining for Puppies

House training is the first thing that needs to be addressed when your new puppy comes home. Guidelines should be set out so that each family member remains consistent and your puppy does not become confused. You are in luck, dogs are creatures of habit and do not like to soil their den and nest […]

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Hypothyroidism in Dogs – Symptoms and Treatments

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormone. It is the most common endocrine disease in dogs but seems to affect some breeds more frequently. Large dogs like Labrador and Golden Retrievers are over represented but so are some predisposed mid- sized dogs like Cocker Spaniels, Poodles and Dachshunds. Hypothyroidism is more […]

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Why Is My Dog Drinking So Much Water?

There are over twenty common (and less common) causes of polydipsia (drinking too much). From diabetes and Cushings disease to compulsive behavioral overdrinking. Some are easily treated while others can only be maintained. But it is important to not restrict the dog’s water until a cause can be found. Some diseases will cause severe effects […]

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Heartworm – What You Really Need to Know

Seriously…do we even have heartworm in Ontario? Unfortunately, we do. There are several hundred cases in Canada each year, with the bulk of them (about 70-75%) being in Ontario – that means over 150 cases within 100 miles of Clappison Animal Hospital were reported in 2014. Don’t forget, these are only the cases that have […]

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What lies beneath... the Benefits of Dental Radiographs

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.

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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