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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The Importance of Flea Prevention

Before entering into my program in at the University of Guelph-Ridgetown Campus, I knew I wanted to be doing something in animal care, but I lacked the experience and knowledge of actually working in this field. After finishing my program, I now look at things a lot differently.

Like the importance of flea prevention, did you know that one flea can lay up 50 eggs, 36-48 hours after a blood meal? If you spotted just one flea on your dog’s body, that means there could be hundreds more. They could be on your dog, in your carpet, bedding, cushions, along with your walls, or in cracks of your hardwood floors. That’s not just the adult fleas themselves, there could also be eggs, larvae, and pupae. To prevent a flea infestation, it is important to treat your furry friend as well as treat and vacuum your pet’s environment. By treating and vacuuming your pet’s environment regularly, this helps remove the eggs, larvae, and pupae before they become adults and lay more eggs. This also prevents any future outbreak after you have treated your pet and the environment it is living in.

Speak to your Veterinarian today about what flea preventative option would best suit your pet. There is a variety of either chews or topical ointments available with the added tick prevention as well!

Written by Samantha Toulouse, Student

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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. 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

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Baxter Animal Hospital