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Thanksgiving with Your Pets: What to Watch out For

The mercury has fallen, and autumn has arrived. With the holiday season soon approaching, a number of hazards for pets begin to occur. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and several issues may arise, we’re here to tell you all about the problems from these fantastic feasts and where to find them!

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Overheating Dogs and What to Do About It

It’s that time of year again, where the sun is out and the temperature is hot. It’s tempting to spend all your free time outside soaking in that Vitamin D, and of course bringing along your favourite furry friend, but be cautious; warm temperatures can mean overheating and even possible heat stroke for your dog.

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Cool During Hot Summer Days

Here are some tips on how to keep your pet cool in the summer heat: 

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Toxic Plants

We know that there are some plants that can be dangerous to our pets. Many a curious cat, although usually picky about what they eat, may sometimes decide to chomp down on the leaves of your new bouquet brought into the house.

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Tips for Preventing Ingestion of Weird Stuff

Since joining the veterinary industry only a short time ago, I have witnessed four exploratory abdominal surgeries. The surgeons removed hair elastics, a needle and thread, foam nerf balls and chunks of a rubber toy from the stomach and intestines of one cat and three dogs respectively.

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Why Fear Free

There are a lot of pets that are not getting the veterinary care they should be due to fear, anxiety and stress (FAS).

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Airdrie Animal Health Centre