Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Deworming/Parasite Prevention in Your Cat

Several types of internal and external parasites can cause problems in cats. Intestinal worms are quite common and can be a very serious issue, especially in kittens. Therefore, it is important to keep our cats protected and properly treated to avoid these pests.

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Can I Get Lyme Disease from My Dog?

The short answer is no. Luckily, if your pet has contracted Lyme disease it is not contagious.

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What Do I Do If My Pet Has Worms?

“Worms,” are the larval form of internal parasites that can infect your pet. They can live in the intestinal tract and heart/bloodstream of your pet. Some signs your pet may have worms include worms found in the stool/vomit, diarrhea, scooting, etc.

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Ticks and Your Pets

Ticks are parasites that feed on the blood of their hosts, whether that be dogs, cats, humans, or other small mammals. They are increasing in frequency in South Eastern Ontario, and because they are carriers of multiple diseases, they are a major concern for both our pets and us.

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Can Mosquitoes Harm My Pet?

Not only are mosquitoes an annoying pest to our furry friends and us, but they can also actually transmit a parasite called heartworm.

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What is Different about Senior Dog Food?

Approximately 33% of the canine population is made up of senior dogs.

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Last updated: June 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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: 8:00 am - 4:00 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 Briarwood Animal Hospital