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.

At Home Dental Products

Dental Health is such an essential part of your dog’s overall health. We recommend having a yearly dental checkup with a veterinarian. The veterinarian will look in your dog’s mouth and determine a dental protocol that is appropriate for your pet. The protocol could include having a cleaning done under anesthetic or some at home dental care.

There are quite a few dental products on the market, and not all products are created equal. We recommend products that have the VOHC seal of approval. This is for products that are “awarded the VOHC seal of Acceptance following review of data from trials conducted according to VOHC protocols.” Meaning they have been proven effective against plaque +/- tartar.

One of the easiest dental products we recommend is our dental diet Hill’s t/d. All our dog’s need to eat so, why not work on their oral health in the process. The t/d diet is a larger kibble that your dog must chew. It has a complex fibre makeup which prevents the kibble from just breaking apart the moment your dog chew on it. They must physically chew through the kibble, simulating tooth brushing. T/d comes in two sizes, one for dogs under 15lbs (small bites) and one for dogs over 15lbs (large bites). T/d is VOHC approved against plaque and tartar.

If you are looking for a chew for your dog, we would recommend Virbac’s C.E.T veggie dents. These are a great chew to help prevent tartar build up. They have a unique Z shape to them which with the dogs natural chewing action helps alleviate plaque and tartar. They are VOHC approved against tartar. With any chew we recommend it be under supervision.

If you are looking for other VOHC seal approved products, click here.

Written by: Suzanne Niel, RVT

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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.

Last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 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 can now see all cases by appointment only.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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