We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Rare Breed of the Month – The Sphynx Cat!

The Sphynx cat is a breed of cat known for its lack of fur. The skin should have the texture of chamois, as it has fine hairs. Whiskers may be present, either whole or broken, or may be entirely absent.

They can come in all different colours and patterns, including white, black, red, chocolate, lavender, tabby patterns, tortoiseshell calico and pointed. Whichever colour their skin is, it resembles the colour their fur would be if they had fur. The skin on a sphinx cat has to be kept moisturized with a gentle, scent-free lotion or oil, and they have to be bathed once a week.

With the lack of fur, the sphynx will need sweaters to keep them warm. If you feel cold at all, know that your Sphynx cat is cold too. Even though they will feel warm to the touch, that does not mean they are warm.

The Sphynx cat loves attention. They are good therapy cats as they are very fond of meeting people. When not receiving attention, the sphynx can be found exploring their surroundings and climbing to seek high places. They are incredibly fond of puzzle toys and challenges.

Did you know?
The Sphynx cat may be hairless, but they are not hypoallergenic. Due to the fact they still produce dander, dead skin cells. There is no scientific evidence that any breed is less allergenic than any other cat.

Written By: Brooke, Client Care Representative

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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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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 905-855-2100. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car. At this time, we are limiting food purchases to 2 bags or 2 cases per client. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.

4. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

5. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Clarkson Village Animal Hospital