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.
We all relax if we can over the summer — what we don’t want to do is to relax our concerns about some summer hazards for our pets.
Never leave your pet inside a hot car. It is an “oven” in there. It might just be the time to leave your pet at home in the wonderful air-conditioned home out of the sun.
The pavement is hot. If you don’t want to walk on it because it will burn your feet, remember it is the same for your pets as well.
They will be thirsty. As we all get thirsty with the hot weather, remember to keep a good supply of cool water available to your pets. They may be going through it a bit faster at this time of the year.
The shade is important. Make sure that pets that are frequently outside have an area that they can get to that is shaded. No one wants to have the sun beating down on them consistently.
Parasite protection is important. As the weather is warmer, the parasites and bugs multiply faster. No one wants to be itchy, so make sure you have some protection that is right for your pet.
Food gets rancid faster. Remember to clean bowls more routinely and change over the food a bit quicker. Food that sits out in the hot weather is not good for either them or us.
Proper grooming. Make sure your pet is adequately groomed. It can mean being brushed out routinely to get rid of the shedding heavy hair, or clipped short to give your pet some relief from the humidity.
Keep their sleeping area clean. Switch out the bedding for lighter bedding, change up the bedding more routinely. Make sure all remain dry to avoid unwanted pests.
All these things and more will make it a much more enjoyable season for you and your furry loved ones!
If you have any questions, give us a call at 519.893.1360.
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
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 519-893-1360. 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. We are asking that all food and medications are pre-paid at the time of ordering it. If your food is not prepaid, we unfortunately cannot hold it for you for longer than 1 day at this time. If you are paying Debit, we will be allowing one client at a time to enter the clinic to pay. Currently, we prefer not to take cash.
Our online store is available to have 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. 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