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.

Your Pet Gazette

TICKS ARE ACTIVE NOW!

It may seem early but, ticks are active and questing for a host at temperatures above four degrees. They are currently emerging from leafy piles and brush areas as the snow melts. Ticks will hitch onto anything that passes by including people, dogs, cats and wildlife. The incidence rate of ticks and tick-borne disease is on the rise in southern Ontario. According to Toronto Public Health reports, ticks are now endemic throughout all the southern Ontario regions including the east, west and central zones.

Remember, it is less traumatic for your pet, and less expensive to prevent tick-borne diseases than to treat them after the fact. We have both oral and topical forms of flea and tick prevention and treatment for your pets. One simple dose of prevention given every three months is super convenient and effective. Alternatively, if you prefer, we also have products that can be applied monthly. Please be on the look-out for tick hitchhikers this spring and call us if you find any on your dog. Check family members for ticks after walking in wooded or grassy areas carefully. Tick nymphs can be as tiny as a pinhead and difficult to spot. This makes prevention all the more important.

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Give us a call at 416.537.3128 or send us an email at clientcare@annexvet.ca to book an appointment.

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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