We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Dog Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks are common external parasites that can cause disease and skin irritation to your pet. Should you suspect your pet has fleas or has had exposure to ticks, please call the clinic for advice on oral and topical treatment options.

How can you tell if your dog has fleas & ticks?

On occasion, you will be able to see fleas or ticks on your pet if you are diligent in looking through your pet’s fur on a regular basis for these external parasites. Sometimes, however, these little parasites can be very evasive. On occasion, we will find droppings (poop) left behind by the fleas in the dog’s fur when clients come in for a consult as their dog is unable to stop scratching. Should you think you see a tick or flea on your pet it is always best to call the clinic for our recommendation on what to do in each individual situation.

How do you prevent fleas & ticks in dogs?

Fleas and ticks can be easily prevented by using one of the many oral and topical parasite preventatives on the market. If you are not already using some form of flea and tick prevention, I would recommend calling the clinic to discuss what would be most appropriate for your pet and their lifestyle.

What are the treatment options for ticks in dogs?

There are both oral and topical tick preventatives for dogs on the market. Some of these are administered monthly and every three months. If you are interested in picking up some tick prevention for your dog, please call the clinic and one of our wonderful staff members would be happy to explain your options and help you decide which one is best for your current situation. Please note: most liquid tick preventions are toxic to cats in their “wet” form. Once applied and allowed to dry for 24 hours your dog and cat can resume their normal interactions as before. If you have any concerns about the potential effects on your cat, please contact your veterinarian before you apply the dose to your dog to make sure it is safe.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 905.853.4706. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm & Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and 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 and take payment over the phone.

You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up, visit our website.

Note: Due to the continued health precautions recommended by Health Canada, we have elected to discontinue 'in clinic' pick-ups for items ordered via our Webstore including both medications and food with immediate effect. The delivery option is extremely flexible and they will deliver to your place of work, home, cottage or wherever you choose.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

Your dedicated team at College Manor Veterinary Hospital