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Dog Park: Do’s and Don’ts

Before bringing your dog to an off-leash dog park for the first time, it’s highly recommended to visit the park beforehand, without your dog, to make sure you are comfortable bringing your dog to that particular park. (i.e. it isn’t overcrowded, the other owners appear attentive, etc.)

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Common Treats

Obesity is a common problem for cats and dogs. People may not realize how many additional calories their pet is getting in a day, due to treats. One treat several times a day, can lead to an excess of calories. Treats should only make up 10% of your pets daily calorie intake.

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Pet Travel Safety

When preparing for any travel with your pet, don’t forget his or her needs. Travel requirements for your pet should include a leash, favourite toys, blanket, treats, water, food, bowls and any medications.

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Don’t Drive with a Dog on Your Lap!

A dog on your lap is a distraction and limits your ability to control your vehicle properly. The best place for a dog is in the backseat or in the hatch, restrained by a protective harness or a grill.

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Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world but only causes symptoms in 5-10% of affected dogs.

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How to help injured and orphaned wild animals

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. 

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Last updated: July 19, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

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

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

4. PET BOARDING & GROOMING

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