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.
Poinsettia plants contain a milky sap that may cause vomiting and diarrhea
Mistletoe is quite toxic and should be avoided around pets and small children.
Holly leaves, and berries are toxic. They can cause gastrointestinal upsets and depression of the central nervous system. The sharp leaves can also damage the soft tissue in the mouth.
Pine needles can cause damage and/or irritation to the mouth
Amaryllis species contain toxins that can cause vomiting, depression, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hypersalivation, anorexia and tremors
Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe Around the Christmas Tree
Kitties love to climb! Make sure your tree is well secured at the base.
Unplug tree lights to prevent electrocution and/or mouth burns unless you are in the room to supervise
Avoid the use of icicles and tinsel and other stringy items that cats might ingest. These may cause intestinal blockage.
If your dog loves toys, skip decorations that may resemble a toy which may tempt them to jump on the tree
Skip the use of toxic spray-on snow
Food Dangers for Pets over the Holidays We all love to feed our pets treats, but there are many holiday foods that can be toxic. Some may cause gastrointestinal distress and some as outright poisonous. Please keep the following safely tucked out of reach for pets:
Candy especially those in wrappers as pets will consume them whole
From August 31st to October 3rd, we are running a special promotion for the well-being of our feline patients. We understand that bringing your cat to see the vet can be a bit stressful for some pets and their people too. If you find this process challenging, give us a call at 416.537.3128 to speak with one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians for helpful tips on fear-free vet visits for cats.
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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Tuesday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Wednesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm Sunday: Closed
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!