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4 Winter Safety Tips for Your Dog

Acclimate To The Cold – Take your time when introducing your dog to the cold weather. Start with small amounts of time to help with the adjustment. Very quick changes in temperature can potentially cause hypothermia and frostbite.

Salt & Sand – Creating traction for your pet will help prevent your dog from slipping on ice. Consider your dog’s age when walking him or her on ice & through the snow. Serious injuries can happen at any age, but a fall for a senior dog can lead to a long recovery. Pet-friendly salt products are recommended. These products will be safe for your dog’s paws and as well if there is an accidental ingestion of the product. If accidental ingestion of any salt product does happen, please contact your veterinarian.

Protect The Paws – There are many options when looking for something to protect your dog’s paws during cold weather. There are preventative measures such as boots. There are products available to help keep your dog’s paw pads moisturized as well. These can be used before and after walks outside. Please contact your veterinarian for recommended products.

Bundle up – Many dog breeds are not affected by the cold weather. Certain breeds are very much affected by the cold weather. Such breeds would include, Greyhounds & Whippets. These breeds are sensitive to extreme temperatures, most likely because of their lack of body fat and thin coat. Many other breeds also have a lack of fat or thin coats. Consider this when thinking about whether or not to purchase your dog a coat to wear outdoors.

Written by: Jillian, RVT

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Annual Health Exams for Rabbits

When people think about owning exotic pets, they often overlook the importance of bringing in the animal for annual health exams - the same as any dog or cat would get each year.

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED


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 VetCare Pet Hospital