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.

call icon
519.893.1360

Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Halloween is a fun time for “trick or treaters,” but there are a few things to watch out for when it comes to your dog. Make sure to keep the “treats” up – dogs have great noses for sniffing out the good stuff and getting into the bowl.

1. Candies and Treats – Many of the sugar-free gums and candies use xylitol as their sweetener. It is a natural sugar replacement that can be poisonous to dogs. The issues that can arise are mostly related to a sudden drop in their blood sugar, loss of coordination and seizures. Chocolate is another problem area, notably the darker the chocolate. The issues that could be seen with this include vomiting, diarrhea, and possible increased heart rate

2. Boxes and packaging – A dog doesn’t care much about the packaging and will eat right through it (or even eat it as well). Sometimes this becomes the issue when it has potential to irritate its travels, and in some cases can cause an intestinal blockage.

3. Non-toxic treats – Even the non-toxic treats can cause issues. They are not used to these foods and treats and because of that, they can cause upset guts. Diarrhea, vomiting and just general feeling poorly are not uncommon. Too much of a good thing is not a good thing.

So, keep a close eye on all the Fun Treats from Halloween, save them for the goblins and witches and call your vet clinic if you have any concerns with anything that your dog may have eaten.

Written by Manitou Animal Hospital

Blog

Being a Veterinary Technician

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

Read More
See All Articles

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