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.

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Senior Pets

The senior stage of a pets life can be a wonderful, but sometimes difficult time. It’s difficult that pets age so much faster than us. Common things we see in our senior pets include slowing down, difficulty getting around, decreased hearing and sight, sometimes a decreased sense of smell.

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“Swimmer’s Tail”

Does your dog love the water? Do they spend the whole weekend swimming with the kids at the cottage? Every once and a while, a dog can develop “swimmers tail,” officially called Acute Caudal Myopathy.

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Dogs and Bird Seed

We all like to see the birds in the yard, and many of us have set up feeders in the yard to watch them and offer up good things to eat. One thing though that we should be aware of is that the food is for the birds and not good for our dogs.

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Fireworks and Pets

I love fireworks, but my dog hates them. She tries to climb onto your head while shaking like a leaf. We do what we can to try to help her get through them and relax, and there are many things that you can do as well for your pets.

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July is Pet Fire Prevention Month

July 15th is Nation Pet Fire Safety Month and has been since 2008. Use this as a reminder that we should be on top of making sure that we are keeping our pets safe from fires and able to get them out of harm’s way.

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Being a Veterinary Technician

October was Veterinary Technician Month, though many of us feel that it could be a year-round celebration.

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Last updated: July 2, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (food and medication pickup only)
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Manitou Animal Hospital Team