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.

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.

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Your Pet Gazette - Spring Issue

Tick Prevention Recommended Tick prevention remains a priority for our pets this spring: As the temperatures rise above 4 degrees, ticks become active and quest for food.  Toronto Parks, woodland trails, grassy regions, and leaf piles all have the potential to contain ticks just waiting to hitch a ride on pets and humans.  As we are already seeing pets with ticks this spring, our veterinarians feel that it is important to maintain vigilance by using tick protection on our pets.

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Last updated: June 5, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are still OPEN with the following hours:
MONDAY: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
TUESDAY - FRIDAY: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
SATURDAY: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

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

- Your dedicated team at Annex Animal Hospital