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Rare Dog Breed of the Month

This month’s rare dog breed is the Transylvanian Hound. The Transylvanian Hound is a scent hound and is an ancient dog breed of Hungary. This breed was historically used for hunting. They are a strong medium sized hound, characterized by its black body with tan and sometimes white markings on the muzzle, chest and extremities, and distinctive tan eyebrow spots. This breed was rescued from extinction by focused breeding efforts in the 20th century. There were formerly two varieties of the breed, tall and short, developed for different kinds of hunting. Only the tall variety survives today.

The Transylvanian Hound has two different coat types. The smooth, silky coat, and a rougher longer coat. Both can tolerate rough weather conditions, although the longer rougher coat is best for these conditions.

The Transylvanian hound grows anywhere from 55-80 pounds, with a height of 22-26 inches. They are very similar looking to a Doberman, with a barrel chest and long face, although they have floppy hound ears. The Transylvanian Hound is a fast runner and has an extremely enduring gallop. They are very athletic, lean and muscular dogs.

This breed is known to be good-natured, courageous and enduring. Our Client Care Representative, Brooke, has a Transylvanian Hound at home and describes the breed as very lovable. Her Transylvanian Hound, Koda, loves affection and snuggles and is a loyal companion. She is very intelligent and has a natural hunting instinct and loves to dig and hide cookies and go back for them later. She does not bark unless protecting her home, or when excited.

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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