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.

|  After Hours Emergency Number: 705.671.3949
705.674.9191

Can I Use Bug Spray on My Dog?

As humans bug sprays for us are great but can be toxic for our pets. Most bug sprays contain the ingredient Deet which can be harmful to your dog if ingested can cause vomiting, seizures and skin irritation. Please contact your veterinarian right away if this happens.

At our hospital, we carry a product called Advantix which is used for tick and flea prevention, but it also acts as a bug repellant which is safe to use. It is a liquid that you apply directly on the skin in between the shoulder blades, and it will last 30 days.

Certain pet stores carry safe bug repellent, and some have natural products as well that will not be harmful. Always read ingredients to make sure it is safe.

If you need any more information, do not hesitate to give us a call at 705-674-9191.

Written by: Anne Huard, Office Manager

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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.

Last updated: Thursday, May 28, 2020

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. Our door will be locked. Please call the number posted on the front door when you arrive and one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians will come to take the history and collect your pet. Our veterinarian will contact you by phone to discuss your pet's health before you leave.

2. We can now see all cases by appointment only.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 5-7 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 ahead of time to ensure we have what you need and can have it prepared before your arrival. 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.

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 Baxter Animal Hospital