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.

The Skunk Funk

Wow, what’s that smell? Great! Your dog just got skunked, now what?

Skunks do not see or hear very well and are very slow-moving, so they spray as a form of defence and protection. Skunks can spray up to 15 feet, so be aware.

It is a good idea to wear gloves to bathe your pet and wash or throw out towels/clothing etc. afterward.

If your pet gets skunked there are products specially designed to rid the smell, such as “Skunk Off,” which is available at your veterinary hospital, there is also a home remedy you can try:

  • 1L of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 1/4 cup of Baking Soda
  • Dash of Dishwashing Liquid

Mix ingredients and then apply them to a pet. Let sit 10 minutes and then rinse thoroughly.

  1. If a pet’s face has been “skunked” use a sponge to apply. Cautiously avoid contact with eyes.
    Please note that repeat applications may be required to neutralize the skunk odour completely.
  2. Here are some things you may not be aware of if your pet gets skunked.
    It is common for pets to be sprayed in the face. If you suspect this is the case, flush your pet’s eyes with clean water and seek veterinary attention to ensure the spray has not harmed your pet’s eyes.
  3. Check your pet for wounds – bites or scratches that may have been acquired during the skunk altercation. If found, seek veterinary care as they may require medical attention. Skunks can carry and transmit Leptospirosis, Rabies or Distemper thorough bites and contact with the skunk’s infected bodily fluids.

Making sure your pet is up to date on vaccines can help protect from these diseases skunks can also carry ticks and fleas, so ensure if there are skunks in your area, that your pet has parasite prevention on board, not the parasites.

Be in the know, so your pet does not get in a “Skunk Funk.”

If you have any questions, give us a call at 905.853.4706.

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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