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Pet Safety During the Holidays

Holiday Plants to Avoid If You Have Pets

  • 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:

  • Chocolate
  • Candy especially those in wrappers as pets will consume them whole
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Grapes, raisins, onions and garlic
  • Fatty foods and bones

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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.

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Last updated: July 30, 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: 8:00 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!

- Your dedicated team at Annex Animal Hospital