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.
Summer is here, and so is the hot weather. This means more time outside and in the water. Swimming and water play can be a great exercise for your dog. If caution isn’t taken, this fun activity can potentially turn tragic. Not all breeds are instinctive swimmers, so make sure you properly teach your dog how to swim before taking them to open water.
Protect your dog against drowning:
Know your dog; some dogs aren’t built for swimming and will likely be better off on dry land.
Never throw a dog into a body of water.
Never leave a dog unattended around water. Be sure to fence in your pool if you have one.
If you have a pool, show your dog how to get out using the steps. The two of you should practice exiting the pool together until your dog understands where the exits are and how to get out if they accidentally fall in.
Swimming is tiring, and a pooped dog is more susceptible to drowning. It’s up to YOU to get your dog out of the water for periods of rest.
Invest in a doggie life jacket.
Rinse off your dog after swimming to get rid of chlorine and salt water, which can dry their skin.
Ensure the ear canals are dry. Moisture in the ears can lead to infections.
Always keep a dish of fresh water available at all times!
If you have any concerns about your pet swimming, please contact us at 204-269-8162.
Below are a few suggestions should you come across injured or orphaned wildlife. First, you need to determine if the wild animal is indeed injured or abandoned without putting yourself in harm’s way. Try not to have too much contact with the animal or to disturb the surroundings. If you are unsure, it is best that you leave it be and call a wildlife specialist to notify them about the animal and its location. Certain animals like rabbits and deer often leave their young alone for long periods throughout the day. If it appears healthy and well, do not disturb the animal.
Due to the current rapid increase in positive Covid-19 cases, we will be reverting to our "closed waiting room" policy effective October 15. Clients will no longer be allowed inside our hospital.
1. WE CONTINUE TO SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
Note: Priority will be given to urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. If you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
We will be operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. Please call 204-269-8162 when you arrive for your appointment or ring the doorbell, and one of our staff members will meet you at the hospital entrance to admit your pet for their exam. We will give you an electronic pager and you will then be asked to return back to your vehicle. Once the veterinarian has finished the exam, we will call to discuss our recommended treatment plan. When your pet is ready to go, we will page you to return back to the door. This does not apply to euthanasia appointments.
If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car. You can also text us at 204-514-1711 for curbside pickup.
Our on-line pet store is available through our website. Free home delivery is now available on all orders over $100. You can browse online and shop from the comfort of your own home!
We are not accepting cash as payment. Credit card and debit card are preferred methods of payments. We do accept e-transfers if you prefer.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Friday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
4. PET BOARDING & GROOMING
Pet boarding is open as of June 15. Please call us at 204-261-5928 or email us at email@example.com to make your reservations.
Daycare has reopened Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm. Book your play date today!
Closed waiting room still in place for all services. Please call 204-261-5928 upon arrival and one of our team members will be out to get your pet.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. With your cooperation, our team can continue to provide outstanding care to our cherished patients, without compromising the safety of our staff and clients. Any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Centennial Animal Hospital