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Fun Facts About Our Feline Companions

During September, we are honouring our fabulous feline patients because we feel that they are very special to us. Here just a few interesting facts about our feline friends that illustrate what makes them so unique.

  • Cats have 32 muscles in each ear, allowing them to redirect and detect sounds exceptionally well.
  • Cats have four rows of very sensitive whiskers.
  • Cats have no collarbone -this makes them very flexible.
  • Cats spend approximately 30% of their waking hours grooming themselves.
  • “American Shorthair” is the designation reserved for pedigreed cats, while similar-looking cats of mixed or unknown origin are called “domestic shorthairs.”
  • Cats are unable to move their jaws sideways.
  • Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs have only about ten!
  • Cat whiskers are so sensitive they can detect the slightest change in the air current.
  • Cats have 26 baby teeth and 30 permanent teeth.
  • Did you know that the “shhh” sound we make could sound like hissing to your cat? It could inadvertently cause a fear or stress reaction in your cat rather than what you may have intended.
  • Some cats are naturally quite vocal, and sometimes they do this because of stress or fear. Be careful about rewarding an unwanted behaviour with food unless you want to continue feeding your cat upon their request. They quickly learn what works for them. Try redirecting the unwanted behaviour into playtime or some other form of positive reward such as petting if your cat enjoys this.

If you have any questions, give us a call at 416.537.3128.

Written by: Annex Animal Hospital

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Last updated: April 11, 2022

We are so happy to announce that our doctors are now seeing clients and patients in the hospital. Please read on for more information about how your next appointment will work.

NOTE:
Masks are mandatory for indoor service
Limit 1 person admitted per appointment

1. Please come to the FRONT door on time for your appointment and call us to check-in. The seating area in our waiting room is not yet available
2. At your appointment time, we will guide you and your pet directly into an examination room where you may wait for the veterinarian.
3. Please be advised, there is a time limit set for each appointment that we must adhere to in order to avoid keeping the next patient waiting.
4. After your appointment, you may now check out at the front desk.
5. If you are LATE for your appointment, we will attempt to accommodate you for a shorter time with the doctor. If you are more than 5 minutes late, please reschedule.
6. We respect your concerns for safety. If you prefer a curbside appointment, please let us know when you call to book your pet.

CURBSIDE SERVICE FOR PRESCRIPTIONS AND PET FOODS

In order to accommodate clients and pets for appointments, we need to limit the capacity of people in our reception area. For this reason, we have elected to temporarily provide curbside service only for pet supply orders.

Please call ahead to order pet foods and prescriptions. We will bring them outside when you arrive to pick them up. Thank you for your consideration.

*NEW CLIENTS AND NEW PATIENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!*

Our veterinarians are currently seeing all patients by appointment ONLY. We are currently operating with both curbside and in office appointments. We have limited capacity to accommodate indoor appointments but please let us know your preference at the time of booking and we will do our very best to accommodate your request. Please note, for safety reasons, you will be asked to wait behind a clear screen while speaking with the veterinarian. Your pet will be examined by the veterinarian while one of our assistants holds them. We appreciate your patience and understanding as these appointments take a little longer than normal.  

How do curbside / closed-door appointments work?
Please come to the back door for your appointment and call 416-537-3128 upon arrival. A veterinarian will speak with you over the phone and a veterinary assistant will come out to collect your pet for an examination. After examining your pet, the doctor will follow-up on the phone with their findings and recommendations. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your pets. Please let us know in advance if they have any special needs.

Payment Methods:
We are currently accepting all payment methods. However, credit or debit cards are preferred.
 

HOURS OF OPERATION:

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

- The team at Annex Animal Hospital