Labour Day Long Weekend Closure
Just a quick reminder that the Animal Hospital is closed for the statutory holiday of Labour Day (September 2) and Dr. Gold is not in the office on Saturday August 31. Make sure to pick up food and medications and book an appointment for any medical concerns prior to the long weekend.
Should your pet need medical assistance during this time, please contact the Mississauga/Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital at 905-829-9444. They are located at 2285 Bristol Circle, which is at the intersection of Upper Middle Road and Winston Churchill Blvd North. They are open 24 hours.
Reminder: time to give your pet its flea, tick and heartworm medication.
This is a real picture of a cat flea seen with a special type of microscope that uses electrons instead of light. Fleas proliferate in warm weather and come inside on your dog or cat. They jump onto animals to feed and jump off again living close to the ground - including your bed, blankets, couches and carpet. A flea can jump fifty times it's body length: 18 cm vertically and 33 cm horizontally!
It is time to give July's dosage of flea, tick and heartworm medication, if you haven't already. This is a once monthly medication to be given up to and including November. If you have any questions or concerns about the medication your animal has been prescribed or are interested in a more comprehensive prescription please call your veterinarian.
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