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.
With warmer weather on its way, we want to make sure we are on top of our pets’ prevention for the year. When we reach a temperature of 4 degrees Celsius or higher the ticks are out and actively looking for a host. Let not let that be your pet!
Black-legged ticks (also called deer ticks) live in woodlands, tall grass and bushes. Ticks can transfer Lyme disease through biting. Although not all deer ticks carry Lyme disease, it can be transferred to humans and our animals.
When a tick bites, it numbs the affected area of the host. The tick will then channel its saliva into the host while channelling the host’s blood into the tick. Ticks must be properly removed from our pets as to not let any parts be left behind. Ticks must also not be crushed or squished, as this will release pathogens from the tick. It is always best to bring your pet to the vet so it can be properly removed.
Upon removing the tick, we are able to send it off for testing to see if it was carrying any tick born diseases. We always recommend the pet come back 4 weeks later for blood work to test the pet for any diseases as well.
It is so easy to be on top of this and protect our pets with the use of Bravecto. Bravecto is a flavoured chew that protects your pet for 12 weeks! Which is longer than any other prevention medication. By protecting our ticks with Bravecto, we are stopping the chance of ticks transferring Lyme disease. With the use of prevention, the ticks will die off after an hour. It takes them 12 hours to transfer any tick born disease.
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.
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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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
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