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 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