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Socializing Your Pets

Are you thinking of adding a pet to your home? Combining houses with a spouse, or buying a furry brother or sister for your pet? These tips can help make the transition easier!

Dog + Dog – Short and Sweet

Cat + Cat – Staged Approach

  • Put cats in separate rooms within earshot
  • Supervise a meeting in the same room
  • Progress slowly towards unsupervised visits

Dog + Cat – Keep Calm

  • Take the dog for a long walk beforehand
  • Use a leash during the first visit
  • Let the cat set the pace for interaction

Dog + Puppy

Adult pets are one thing, but bringing a puppy into the home can bring a new set of adventures.

  • Put away your older dogs favourite chews and toys to avoid the territorial behaviour.
  • Create space in your home where both dogs can get away from the other.
  • Purchase separate food dishes to prevent possessive aggression.

Dog + Baby

  • Install safety gates to designate some rooms as “off-limits” to your dog. This way, the baby can perfect it’s rolling and crawl in peace.
  • Always supervise; never leave your child unattended with your pet. Infant behaviour like squealing or quick manoeuvres could unexpectedly irritate your dog. Watch for pacing or unusual eye contact, which could indicate your dog isn’t comfortable with the baby.

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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: April 15, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that we are deemed an essential service and operating under Covid-19 Policy.

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 STORE AND HOME DELIVERY

Use our online store and have your food and pet essentials delivered directly to your home. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

4. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

Our hours have temporarily changed until further notice. We are currently open seven days a week from 7:30 am – 7:30 pm. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you for your patience and continued support.

For any after-hour emergencies, please contact:

Burlington Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital
775 Woodview Rd, Burlington, ON L7N 3S1
Tel: 905.637.8111
www.bverh.com

North Town Veterinary Hospital 496 Main St. N, Brampton,ON, L6V 1P9
Tel: 905.451.2000
www.northtownvethospital.com

Veterinary Emergency Hospital of West Toronto 150 Norseman St, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2R4
Tel: 416.239.3453
www.vehwt.ca

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