Hot Weather Pet Safety

It appears that summer has arrived quite early this year. During these extra hot days, special attention is required to keep our pets cool and comfortable. Breeds with short noses such as Bulldogs, Pugs, and Boston Terriers require extra care as they are more susceptible to over-heating very quickly. Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition and it happens really fast.

Please keep exercise routines short on hot days. Visit shady parks when possible and check regularly for signs of overheating. Dogs pant and sweat through their feet to cool their body temperature. Watch for signs of discomfort such as heavy panting, laying down, and seeking cool dirt. Pack lots of fresh water, a wet towel, and ice packs for car trips and long walks. Stick to air-conditioned locations whenever possible and leave your pets at home in extreme heat days. DO NOT leave pets in the car even if you leave the air conditioning running. You just never know if the car engine might stall while you are away. If you need to bring cats in to see us, place a wet towel over the carrier roof or an ice pack underneath a towel inside. Be sure to leave them plenty of airflow at the front and back of the kennel, Call us if you have any concerns or questions about the heat. We’re here to help.

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Our veterinarians are currently seeing all patients by appointment ONLY.  We continue to operate with a "closed waiting room" in order to keep our clients and staff safe during the pandemic. We appreciate your patience and understanding as these appointments take a little longer than normal.  

How do 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.
How to collect food and prescription orders:
We appreciate advance notice for food and prescription refills. Please call 416-537-3128 upon arrival at the FRONT DOOR and a receptionist will be out with your order as soon as possible. For faster service, we suggest ordering pet supplies and food through our online store.  Delivery is free with purchases over $100.00.  It's easy!  Just click ONLINE STORE on our website to sign up.


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