If you’re reading this, then you probably just brought a new kitten home, or you’re planning on bringing a new kitten home soon. Either way, congratulations! There’s nothing like a cute, fuzzy new addition to the family.
While it’s important to start right in on the cuddling and training needed by a new kitten, it’s also crucial to get a head start on your kitten’s health. You want to make sure your new friend gets off on the right foot, and this means scheduling your kitten’s first veterinary visit. Depending on your new kitten’s age and expected lifestyle, there are a lot of different things you can expect from your veterinarian. We here at Abbotsford Animal Hospital want to give you the tools to make your kitten as healthy as possible.
"Boy it’s hot!” you tell yourself, as you sit in the shade and sip a cold glass of iced tea while your dog looks pleadingly at you. Clearly your dog is hot, heck you are and you don’t even have fur! More than likely you realize your dog’s discomfort too. What can you do that will make your dog comfortable and protect him from potentially deadly heatstroke? Abbotsford Animal Hospital wants to help keep your dog cool with these 8 tips to cool your dog on a hot summer day.
This week at Abbotsford has been a crazy one. Every day we have had pets come in either on the verge of crashing or having just crashed. These sad cases are exceptionally challenging for many reasons. To begin with, everything is a panic. Life is being clung to by a thread. Decisions, often costly, need to be made now with no time for consideration. Time is spent trying to reach spouses or parents to discuss options all the while, precious moments slip by and life fades in front of our eyes. Sometimes the outcomes are good, many times they are not. One of the concepts that we struggle with as health care providers is, “Why did they wait so long to come in?”
Abbotsford Animal Hospital is pleased to announce that we are now listed as one of the Top 3 Veterinary clinics in Aurora, ON by Three Best Rated® . Three Best Rated® review team either approved or updated our business listing using their 50-Point Inspection which includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust and cost to general excellence. We were shown as providing consistent high quality in our area of business.
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We at Abbostsford Animal Hospital know that there is nothing more panic causing or terrifying for pet parents than experiencing an emergency with their beloved pet. Preparing for pet emergencies before they happen can help pet parents avoid the immediate panic that sets in. Hopefully after reading this, you should be able to put together your own “Pet’s First Aid Kit,” and you will have more confidence to know you're prepared to help your pet in the event you ever experience an unexpected and unfortunate emergency.
We at Abbotsford Animal Hospital want to ensure that when you take your dogs with you on those hot summer days that you are aware of the health risks of dehydration. We want you to know how to detect dehydration and pointers on how to keep your favorite Fido well hydrated this summer.
This is Apex!
He is a 9 year old Labrador Retriever. The head tilt gives away our secret that we may have encouraged him with the word "walk" for this picture.
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