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.

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Worms and not the Gummy Kind!

Puppy on red leashSo first off, congratulations on your new puppy! Puppies are great fun, worms, however, are not. As a new puppy owner, you may be wondering what’s the scoop on deworming and how often should it be done.

Your new little pup can be dewormed starting as young as two weeks old. You may be wondering why so young, they haven’t gone anywhere yet, but the reality is they have most certainly contracted roundworms from their mom, so early deworming is best.

If they are started deworming at two weeks of age, it should be repeated every two weeks until they are eight weeks old, then once a month for the next four months, and as an adult should be dewormed a minimum of 4 times a year to keep their parasite health under control. Ideally, they should be given a dewormer once a month all year long in combination with external parasite control to combat all fronts.

If you are curious what is the best option for both you and your new adorable pup, stop by your local veterinarian for a chat about the options that are out there and what will suit your puppy’s needs best.

Written by Laura Arthur

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A Lifetime of Care

As we started a new year I, like many others, took a little time to look back at the years past. Not just 2017, but further back.

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Last updated: July 23, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

Beginning July 2, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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.

OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm*
Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

*On weekdays we will be closed for 1 hour in the afternoon in order to catch up on communications with our clients. This is a temporary measure. Thank you for your understanding.


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 Avon Animal Hospital