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.
What to Know Before Bringing My Dog to the Dog Park
July 31, 2018
Dog parks are a popular spot in the nice weather. They are a great place to get outdoors with your pets and can provide both physical and mental stimulation for our beloved companions.
It’s important to ensure, for both the safety of your dog and others, that your dog is up-to-date on vaccines prior to visiting any dog parks. If your dog is experiencing coughing, has any possible internal parasites, or fleas it is adamant that they do not visit a dog park to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. If it is your first time being at a dog park, arrive during off time hours, so that it is not too busy and overwhelming for your dog. When arriving, scout out the area to see who (both pets and owners) is there and any possible dangers your dog could potentially get into.
Obey the rules at the dog park: clean up after your dog, watch age restrictions (as some parks do not allow dogs under a certain age to be there), control your dog (bring a leash in order to restrain your dog as needed), and ALWAYS supervise your dog, never leave them unattended.
The dog park can be an exciting outing for your dog and a time to strengthen the human-animal bond for you. By ensuring to follow the rules and knowing what to avoid and look out for, you can create a safe, happy, fun environment for all.
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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 905-664-4888. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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