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.

Does my Pet have Anxiety?

Do you have an anxious pet? Is your pet trying to tell you something but you aren’t sure the signs? Anxiety doesn’t only occur in humans but can also be recognized in cats and dogs as well. How can I tell if my dog is showing symptoms of stress or anxiety?  

Some signs in dogs include but are not limited to:

  • Whining
  • Excessive panting
  • Excessive Barking
  • Licking paws raw
  • Destructive behaviour (chewing walls, furniture, blankets, shoes, etc…)
  • Shivering/trembling
  • In the worst cases, anxiety can even lead to aggression.

Signs in cats include but are not limited to:

  • Excessive grooming (until fur is getting rubbed off)
  • Pacing
  • Excessive vocalizing
  • Aggression
  • Hiding
  • Decreased eating/drinking

The cause for anxiety is unknown and though you may feel your dog is acting out with destructive behaviours and requires punishment but this can be an inappropriate response. Punishment can worsen the anxiety behaviour and cause more stress to the pet.

If you feel your dog or cat is dealing with stress or anxiety and it is impacting their daily routine please give us a call at 905-855-2100, for helpful anti-anxiety products and to book a behaviour consult with Dr. Mudrick who has over 30 years of experience in pet behaviour! We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on holidays!

Written by Brooke, Client Care Representative

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2018 readers choice awards certificate for Clarkson Village Animal Hospital

2018 Readers' Choice Awards Winner!

We are so happy to announce that we have won the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award in Mississauga in the category of Best Veterinary Hospitals! This award is very special to us as the voting is done by the community and our clients. We would like to thank every person who took the time to vote, or even took the time to share your experience with someone else.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the 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. OPERATING HOURS

We continue to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


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.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Clarkson Village Animal Hospital