Am I required to vaccinate my dog or cat yearly?
Within the Province of Ontario you are required to vaccinate your pets against Rabies. Depending on the vaccine used, coverage varies between 12 and 36 months against rabies.
For other viral diseases, vaccine interval is dependent on disease and expected exposure.
Why Should I have my pet spayed or neutered?
There are many benefits to your pets' health and well being by having them spayed and neutered, including reducing the risk of your pet developing certain types of cancer later on in life.
One of the main benefits is also helping to reduce any unwanted/unplanned litters thus preventing the pet population from increasing.
Pets can be spayed/neutered at approximately 6 months of age and are required to be up to date on all vaccinations.
A pre-anesthetic blood profile is recommended with all pets prior to undergoing any surgical procedure to ensure that they are healthy and can tolerate the anesthetic. The blood test results also provide a baseline for future reference.
What is the pre-anesthetic blood profile and why is it recommended?
The pre-anesthetic blood profile is a blood test that we perform in-clinic; generally done the morning of your pets' surgery. The blood test can detect hidden illness and some congenital diseases. It helps to ensure that your pet can properly process and eliminate the anesthetic.
When should I start my puppy/kitten on a vaccine schedule and when do I need to booster?
The usual recommendation is 8 weeks of age to start vaccines followed by boosters every 3 to 4 weeks until 16 weeks of age.
Why does my puppy/kitten require booster shots?
The first vaccine allows the animals immune system to recognize the virus. With each additional booster the immune system triggers memory to create a better immune response.
What are accepted methods of payment?
We accept Cash, Debit, Visa and MasterCard payment options. Please be advised that payment is required at time of service. We are no longer accepting personal cheques.
Should I call ahead to book an appointment?
Yes. It is best to book an appointment in order for us to accommodate you and your pet(s). Should your pet(s) need emergency care during regular business hours, please contact our clinic right away.