About Centennial Animal Hospital


We are a full service, small animal hospital located in Fort Richmond, 2 minutes inside the South Perimeter, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We have been serving South Winnipeg and the surrounding areas since 1970. Centennial Animal Hospital offers advanced veterinary care as well as medical, surgical and dental services. We provide the latest in technology from laser surgery to digital radiology. In 1986 we added professional grooming and pet boarding to our list of services. In 2003 we expanded our facilites and started offering doggie daycare and obedience training.

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What will the application of laser therapy do for my pet?

Laser therapy applied with the Companion therapy laser system provides a sterile, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion will benefit from this revolutionary new approach to Veterinary medicine.

Laser therapy is the only course of treatment that actually stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in increased circulation from the body, an anti-inflammatory reaction, relief from pain and an acceleration of the healing process.

What to expect during a Companion Laser Therapy treatment session for your companion?

Simply put, it provides relief.

As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and enjoy, much like you, experiencing a good massage. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experienced will dissipate. Angry feline companions will start to purr and most of our canine companions actually fall asleep during their therapy session.

Frequently, after therapy, the quote is heard: "Our young animal is back" or "she acts like a puppy again" - Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of therapy and that alone improves the quality of life for your best friend.

  • First, NO anesthesia is required for your pet!
  • Companion Laser Therapy involves passing a Laser beam across your pet's skin, directly above the area where your pet has some discomfort
  • To your pet it feels like some warmth is being dispensed to the exact spot where the tissue needs help
  • During this time your pet feels extremely comfortable!
  • Laser Therapy increases circulation, which reduces pain and inflammation
  • Laser Therapy reduces pain by stimulating an endorphin release
  • Laser Therapy treats inflammation, pain and/or acute trauma
  • Laser Therapy treats chronic conditions which cause pain, stiffness, and resulting loss of mobility

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Holiday Safety Tips:

Snow Globe

Wrapped Presents:
Gifts are a surprising source of toxicities during the holidays. If you are going to wrap any food (especially chocolate), dog treats, or dog toys, keep the items in a safe place and well out of your pet’s reach until they are ready to be opened. Pets have a keen sense of smell and will often unwrap presents early and eat all of the contents.

Snow Globes:
Some snow globes contain ethylene glycol, a highly toxic substance to all pets. If a snow globe is broken, either by a person or a pet, the sweet smell can attract a pet to lick it up, leading to a potentially fatal intoxication. Snow globes should be kept out of reach of pets.

Holiday Food:
Pets are often not shy about taking food that is left sitting out on counters or tables. Pets should be kept away from food preparation areas or places where food will be left out. A few of the more concerning common food exposures during the holidays are chocolate, bread dough, fruitcake and alcohol.

There are often a large number of visitors during the holiday season, and pets often get into medications that friends or family have brought with them. These exposures can be prevented with a little advance planning. People who are not used to having pets in the house can often be unaware of how curious they can be. Pets will often investigate suitcases and can get into pill vials or weekly pill minders. It is safer to have the visitors put their medication in a closed cabinet that is not accessible to pets. Be sure that when they take their medications that they do so behind a closed door, such as the bathroom, so that a dropped pill can be found before the pet has a chance to eat it. A prewritten list of the names, milligram strength, and number of pills that visitors have brought is very useful in an emergency situation as well.

Ice melt, homemade play dough, and salt-dough ornaments (even when dry) can all be a tempting salty treat for pets, but can cause life-threatening imbalances in the electrolytes.

Holiday Plants:


Poinsettia (Euphoribia Pulcherrima)

Poinsettias may be the most misrepresented plant when it comes to toxicity. Since 1919 Poinsettias have been called lethal if ingested by pets. However, many animal studies have shown that it is just not true. What you may see is some gastrointestinal irritation (vomiting, diarrhea) from the milky sap of the plant.

Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera Truncata)

Christmas cactus is another common holiday plant that is naturally found in the coastal mountains of Brazil. While hypersensitivity reactions have been reported in humans, all that has been seen in dogs is vomiting, diarrhea (both potentially with blood), anorexia and depression. In cats, ataxia has also been reported.

Holly (Ilex Aquiforlium)

Common signs seen include vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, lip-smacking and head-shaking. Mechanical injury to the oral mucosa can occur from the leaves and foreign body obstruction may occur if a very large amount of the leaves are ingested.

Christmas tree preservative

Preservatives used today generally contain small amounts of fertilizer and dextrose. Ingestion of these preservatives generally result in mild vomiting and diarrhea.

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Address: 2747 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB
Telephone 1: 204.269.8162 (Hospital)
Telephone 2: 204.261.5928 (Boarding,
Grooming & Daycare) E-mail: info@centennialanimalhospital.com