We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Special Considerations for Senior Dogs

Dogs are considered seniors at the age of seven. At this time the ageing process begins to affect multiple body organs and systems, and special consideration should be made in caring for our senior pets.

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Feeding Senior and Mature Dogs

As your pet becomes a senior, their nutritional requirements will change. Although age is not a disease, senior dogs become more vulnerable to health conditions such as kidney disease, heart disease, obesity, and cancers.

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Why You Should Consider Adopting a Senior Pet

For the next couple of months, we will be focusing on our senior pets. If you are thinking about adopting a new furry friend, here are 4 reasons why you should consider a senior pet!

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Age Is Not A Disease – Part 1 (Nutrition)

Just like us, there are many changes that occur in our pets as they age. With proper education and awareness, you can help to maintain your pet as a happy and healthy part of the family for many years, even once they become a senior. By nature, animals will try to hide their signs of […]

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Age Is Not A Disease – Part 2 (Mobility and Pain Control)

Arthritis is part of the aging process. Every animal eventually gets it and because dogs and cats do their very best to hide their pain for as long as possible, most suffer in silence long before their humans take notice, by no fault of our own! Some dogs just have such happy and bouncy personalities, […]

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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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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 905-664-4888. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 8 am - 4 pm

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, please visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Briarwood Animal Hospital