Animal Health Week

Monday marks the start of Animal Health Week. This coming week we will be focusing on simple and easy ways to keep your pet happy and healthy.

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On Monday, October 5th from 4:00 -7:00 pm, we will be holding our very own Teddy Bear Clinic. This event helps teach children the importance of veterinary medicine and introduces them to this wonderful, rewarding profession. This event is FREE of charge. Just bring your child/grandchild in to the office with a stuffed animal and Dr. Ioannou will examine it with them and even perform ‘surgery’ if necessary 🙂

All children will even go home with a loot bag and some mementos of this event.  Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcome.

Hope to see you there 🙂

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Teddy Bear Clinic – Monday, October 5th in Brampton

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Does your child have a favourite teddy bear that they would like to make sure it’s healthy?

Is it missing an eye or have a tear on them?

In honour of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Health Week (October 4th -10th) we will be hosting a very special event. Have your child bring their own teddy bear or special stuffed animal to our Teddy Bear Clinic to be held on Monday October 5th, 2015 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and our very own Dr. Jessica Ioannou will examine it and possibly even repair it free of charge. Your child will even take home a loot bag to help them remember this event.

We will also be focusing this week on Animal Health and key measures to take in keeping your pet healthy.

The month of October is also the annual Fundraise for Farley. This is held across Ontario at participating veterinary hospitals. The Farley Foundation helps people on disability and seniors pay for emergency medical treatments that may be required for their pets.

Donations can be made on this date or anytime during the month of October directly at our hospital at Snelgrove Veterinary Services. 11526 Hurontario Street, Brampton or on our FUNDRAISING PAGE or anytime at http://farleyfoundation.org/

We look forward to seeing your child and special stuffed friend 🙂

Back to school

The dog days of summer are soon coming to an end and your pets can feel it too.With the first day of school just around the corner we wanted to talk today about the effects this can have on your pet.

From the slow relaxed pace of summer with the kids home leading up to everyone rushing around to get ready, to no one home all day, your pets anxiety will rise. Many dogs feel extremely lonely when the school year starts and can start having unwanted behaviours.

Here are some tips to help your pet adjust to the changes;

  1. Find time to have a routine to spend time with your pet. A short walk, a quick game of fetch before the day starts. 20141030_132401Make a point of getting up a little earlier to be able to do this. Provide a new toy or even a treat-stuffed toy on the way out the door. Also make sure to give them a quick pet on your way out but don’t make a big deal out of leaving. You can even leave a radio on quietly to provide some background noise for your pet.
  2. It’s always a great idea to have someone be able to let them out half-way through the day to relieve themselves and have  a quick romp in the yard to break up the day and burn off a little bound up energy. There are many dog-walking services or even neighbours that can help with this if you can’t get home yourself.
  3. At the end of the day, we know you are exhausted, have dinner to make and get ready for the next day but please, find some time to spend with your pet. Again, a walk will be good for you and them, especially if you sit at a desk all day.

Don’t forget, they have been waiting all day for you to come home. They love you, so show them how much you love them too  🙂

Have a happy, safe back-to school everyone from all of us at Snelgrove Vet Services!