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.
Nails should be checked weekly. The frequency of trimming will depend on the dog’s wear and tear. More active dogs or dogs that are walking on hard surfaces such as concrete will have more wear on their nails and will require less frequent nail trims.
How often should I get my dog’s ears cleaned?
Frequency of ear cleaning depends on several factors including overall ear health and whether your dog is an active swimmer or not. Ears should be assessed frequently, checking for colour and amount of debris, smell, heat and/or pain. Healthy, clean ears require less frequent cleanings compared to ears with an active ear infection or dogs that are prone to developing ear infections (i.e. skin allergy dogs). Frequency and duration of ear cleaning, therefore, varies for each dog depending on their specific needs. If your dog likes the water and is a frequent swimmer, ears should be cleaned at the end of each day.
What are some of the ear cleaning services that you provide?
At Baxter Animal Hospital, we are able to demonstrate to owners how to properly clean their dog’s ears, assess ear health and apply ear medications to treat infections. We also provide ear maintenance services such as hair plucking.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the 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. If you are arriving for a booked appointment with a doctor, please call from your vehicle when you arrive. We are now allowing 1 family member per appointment into the exam room. You can choose to remain in your vehicle if that is your preference.
Only clients wearing masks will be allowed into the building.
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are 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
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!