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Over The Counter Medication

We have a selection of medication that can be purchased over the counter. They still require a prescription but do not require an exam to purchase. Below outlines the medications we have available. You can also request these and any other prescription refills by clicking here.

Thera bites:

    • Glucosamine: To maintain healthy joint function in obese or elderly dogs and cats, pets undergoing a high level of physical activity, predisposed breeds, dogs and cats with structural bone deformities, previous joint trauma or showing pain upon rising.
    • Hairball: Chews for cats. A nutritional supplement to help the passage of stool and groomed hair through the digestive tract.

Ear Cleaner: A general purpose ear cleanser for the maintenance of healthy ears. For the cleaning, drying and rinsing of debris from the ears of dogs and cats.

Optixcare Wipes and Drops:

    • Wipes may be used for effective removal of:
      • Ocular secretions, sticky mucus and crusty debris around eyes
      • Facial fold odours
      • Tear staining around eyes
    • Eye Drops help with the removal of eye secretions, sticky mucus, crusty debris, and irritants such as pollens, ragweed and dust, while soothing burning and irritated eyes.

Bio Balm: Formula for dogs made of organic, certified ingredients. Moisturizes nose, pads, and non-infected calluses of elbows. Supports interdigital comfort. No added fragrance.

Laxotone: A proven laxative and lubricant for the elimination of hairballs in dogs and cats.

Vetradent: A premium line of dental health products designed to fight plaque, tartar and freshen breath. Can get as a powder and liquid water additive, oral spray, toothpaste and a wipe. If you would like to see a video about dental hygiene please click here. The active ingredients in Vetradent™ bind to magnesium, calcium and iron found within dental biofilm. This effectively removes the bacteria’s food source and weakens the tartar.

Osteosupport: To support healthy joints in obese or elderly dogs, dogs undergoing a high level of physical activity, predisposed and giant breeds, dogs with structural bone deformities, previous joint trauma or showing obvious joint pain.

Hilarys Blend: Used to balance home-made meals for dogs. Contains 11 minerals (calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, iron, copper, manganese, iodine and selenium) and 11 vitamins (vitamins A, D, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, pantothenic acid, choline and folic acid). Carrier is chicory root extract, prebiotic fiber to stimulate good bacteria in the gut. For use with the recipes in the Complete & Balanced cookbook for dogs.

Calming Care: Helps dogs cope with external stressors like separation, unfamiliar visitors, novel sounds, or changes in routine and location.

Fortiflora: Helps support normal intestinal health and balance. Supports a strong immune system, and contains antioxidant vitamins E & C and beta-carotene. Easy to feed—sprinkle it on your pet’s food with your veterinarian’s recommendation. Available for cats and dogs.

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How is Your Pet Aging?

Is your furry friend over the age of 7 years? Well, it might be time to switch some things to continue making sure they stay as healthy as can be. Below you will find some steps to help you do just that! You may want to start seeing your veterinarian twice a year instead of annually. It might be time to switch diets to a senior formulated diet. Yearly blood work is something you would also want to look into. Make sure exercise is appropriate for your pet's age for many different reasons. You may have to make some environmental changes to help with mobility or mental stimulation. Now you may be wondering why we have to change so many things for our beloved mature and senior pets. Well, let’s talk about that for just a little bit. Why would we want to see the vet twice a year instead of the regular once a year that we have done for so long? The reason for this change is so that we can pick up on things much quicker so that we have less time to possibly get worse to a point of not being able to do anything. Ok so we understand why increasing checkups might be helpful but why would we need to change the food we have been using for so long? Simple, each stage of life has a different nutritional requirement. As our pets age, they require different things in their diets to help them. This is something you would want to talk with your veterinarian about during an annual/biannual exam because there are so many different diets and each pet may require something different based on breed, size, medical conditions ( i.e.: diabetes, kidney disease, etc..) or even just a switch to a senior food as they are now older. That makes sense now. So, is this the same idea for annual blood work? Yes, it is. When your furry friend is younger they do not always need blood work as they are generally healthy. However, as they get older we like to have annual blood work so we can keep track of anything beginning to increase or decline such as kidneys, liver, and thyroid. This kind of goes hand in hand with our annuals as the more often we check the quicker we can find any problems that could be occurring. Fluffy is getting older, isn’t it normal for them to be slowing down? Why would I need to change their exercise or environment? That's just old age. Yes, that is true, however, because they may be getting older it may become more difficult to use things like stairs so you would want to make sure that their things are more accessible to them. Maybe even have everything on the same floor they use the most so they are not having to climb for their needs. They also may begin to sleep more but you still want to make sure that they can get the proper exercise needed so they do not become overweight as their energy requirements lessen. This can lead to many more problems caused such as arthritis or stiffness. What things should I look for when bringing my friend in for senior checkups? There are a few things you would want to keep an eye on when going for your annuals/bi-annuals. Below you will find a list of the things to watch for any changes in:  Change in water consumption  Change in appetite  Lethargic or depressed (listless behaviour)  Change in urine production (amount and/or colour)  Constipation  Change in attitude (irritability)  Change in sleeping patterns  Noticeable decrease in vision  Vomiting/diarrhea  Weight gain/loss  Bad breath or drooling  Lumps and bumps on the skin  Excessive panting  Breathing heavily or rapidly at rest  Increased stiffness, trouble jumping, or walking In short, make sure to take knowledge of any new things happening with your pet, change things to help them around, and try to been seen more regularly because as we may not be able to stop the ageing process we can at least help slow it down and help our pets get the best and longest life we can. References: AVMA – https://www.avma.org/resources/pet-owners/petcare/senior-pet-care-faq Heartland Veterinary Clinic – https://www.laservet.ca/senior-pets.html VCA Animal Hospital – https://vcacanada.com/know-your-pet/helping-our-senior-dogs-age-gracefully By: Ashley Goss, Veterinary Technician

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Last updated: June 14, 2021.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions.

We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of: vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

OPERATING HOURS

Beginning on Monday, September 21, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
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 Companion Animal Hospital