We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

Pet Are Living Longer Healthier Lives Thanks to Advancements in Veterinary Medicine

With improved nutrition and advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer, healthier lives. However, as our pets age, their exercise and nutritional requirements change. Preventive health care and early detection of age-related disease become more important during their senior years. Some pets may experience arthritic changes in their joints that need to be managed with nutritional supplements, special diets, and/or pain medication. Have you noticed your dog or cat seems less active recently? Do you suspect that your dog or cat may have hearing or vision deficits? There may be a physical reason for changes in behaviour, and we’re here to help you manage those age-related changes.

More regular visits to the veterinarian may be necessary to manage ongoing age-related illnesses. By routinely testing blood and urine samples, we can monitor how well your pet’s organs are functioning and potentially find problems in the early stages. We believe that senior pets deserve the best quality of life we can provide for them. We want you to be able to enjoy their love and companionship for as many years as possible.

What To Expect During a Senior Pet Physical Exam:

  • A nose to tail gentle physical examination
  • Address your specific concerns and/or questions
  • Dental assessment
  • Review of vaccination status and requirements
  • Parasite control (fleas, ticks, heartworm)
  • Review weight and current nutritional requirements
  • Consultation regarding exercise and changes in activity levels
  • Assessment of pain and mobility issues
  • Consultation regarding any cognitive issues such as barking at night and inappropriate urination
  • Collection of blood and urine samples
  • Additional tests may be recommended based on breed specific risk factors such as glaucoma and hypothyroidism in some dogs.

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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: May 29, 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, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY: 9 A.M. - 6 P.M.
WEDNESDAY: 9 A.M. - 7 P.M.
SATURDAY: 9 A.M. - 1 P.M.

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