Closed Monday, February 19th for Family Day!

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What are your Family Day plans? The Kingsway Animal Hospital wishes everyone a safe and happy long weekend. Please note that the clinic will be closed on Monday, February 19th.

If you have an emergency while we are closed, please contact the Veterinary Emergency Hospital of West Toronto at (416)239-3453. They are located at 150 Norseman St.

A Kissable Mouth for Valentine’s Day!

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February is Dental Health Month and we consider it a perfect time to bring awareness to the importance of your pets’ oral health.

We invite you to take advantage of a promotion running through the month of February.  Let’s work together to give your pet the gift of a kissable mouth for Valentine’s Day.  We would like to offer all dental cleanings and polishes scheduled during the month of February at  a  cost of $549.00+HST, a 10% savings.

It is important to recognize the signs of dental disease before they become a major concern and start to affect other organs such as the heart and kidneys. Bad breath, bleeding or inflamed gums, pawing at the mouth and loss of appetite may be signs of periodontal disease. When left untreated, it not only can lead to infection of the mouth, but can pose a risk for bacteria to be introduced to other parts of the body. The American Animal Hospital Association recommends an annual dental prophylaxis to remove the dental plaque and tartar that build up on your pet’s teeth throughout the year-just like with us!

Please contact the clinic to give your pet a kissable mouth. 

Canine Influenza: Ontario

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H3N2 canine influenza has been identified in two dogs in Essex County, Ontario. The dogs were imported from Asia (via the US) in late December and were showing signs of respiratory disease the following day when they were examined by a veterinarian. A small number of dogs that had close contact with the affected dogs also have mild respiratory disease, but test results from those animals are not yet available.

The investigation and response are ongoing, and at this point, the concern mainly involves the imported dogs and their close contacts. Affected and exposed dogs are being confined by their owners to help prevent further spread. However, dog owners in the Essex County area should be vigilant and watch for signs of respiratory disease in their dogs, particularly dogs that frequently have contact with other dogs.

Please visit the Worms and Germs Blog for more information : Worms&Germs Blog 

 

Gigi Looking for her Furever Home!

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Meet Gigi. She is a sweet old gal, who loves to snuggle and would happily sit beside you and give cuddles. Although Gigi is 13 1/2 years old she still has a playful side and will chase her toys around when we play with her.
She was the only pet in her household, but is around other cats at the clinic and seems to tolerate them.
Gigi is hyperthyroid,currently being managed with a Hill’s Prescription y/d diet, so no medication is necessary.
She deserves a furever home where she can snuggle her days away with her lucky companion.

2018 Calendars are here – Patients of The Kingsway Animal Hospital!

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Our MUCH ANTICIPATED PATIENTS OF THE KINGSWAY ANIMAL HOSPITAL CALENDARS ARE HERE!

Get your copy in clinic with any $10 or more donation to The Farley Foundation.

At The Kingsway Animal Hospital we try our best to help our clients, but sometimes it is not enough. That is where the Farley Foundation steps in. Over the past 15 years, the Farley Foundation has disbursed over $3,400,000 to help more than 8,000 pets in need by providing non-elective veterinary care.
Please help us support the Foundation’s important work by visiting us in person for a copy of our 2018 Patients of The Kingsway Animal Hospital Calendar. Receive a copy with any $10 or more donation to the The Farley Foundation. If you can not make it into the clinic for a calendar but would still like to donate, please use this fundraiser page to make an online donation. All donations over $15.00 will receive a tax receipt

Nataly and Peggy’s Story from Guatemala to Canada

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It was love at first cuddle. Maybe they both needed cuddles. Nataly certainly did, after she was thrown out onto the street from the safety of her home in Chimaltenango. AWARE gets these emails all the time: “This poor dog was put on the street by her owners. She is so sweet. We can’t just leave her there. Can you take her, please…” With a critical overpopulation of dogs in the Shelter, Xenii has become quite good at turning down most of these appeals. Often she talks to the concerned neighbours and between them they come up with a solution that doesn’t involve one more space to find at AWARE, one more mouth to feed, and one more claim on the already over-stretched workforce. This time Xenii just looked at the picture that came with the email, and her heart melted.

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The rationalists among you will balk at the mention of Fate, so out of respect for a noble calling I’ll just say – what? Nothing, except Peggy was here as a Volunteer when Nataly arrived scared, timid and bewildered. Peggy picked her up and gave her a cuddle.

But Nataly’s troubles weren’t over. Pretty soon Peggy had to go home to Canada. Of course she wanted to take Nataly with her, but airlines have strict conditions. Nataly needed shots; the endless paperwork had to be obtained – and it was nearly Christmas. Peggy left, alone, and Nataly was on her own again.

One requirement of all airlines involves the weather: at minus 31 centigrade animals are grounded. Come the middle of January, the weather was warming up a bit, but somehow one impediment succeeded the other and Nataly’s stay at the Shelter lengthened week by week, while Peggy, one supposes, was perfecting the art of patience. Finally an all-clear sounded, the paperwork was no longer out of line, and last week the two were reunited. As you can see from the picture, Nataly is recovering nicely from her tribulations.

Labour Day Holiday Hours

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Please note the following clinic hours for the Labour Day weekend:

 

Friday, September 1st 8:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday, September 2nd 9:00am – 2:00pm

Sunday – CLOSED

Monday, September 4th – CLOSED

Tuesday, September 5th – 8:00am – 7:00pm

 

If you have an emergency while we are closed, please contact the Veterinary Emergency Hospital of West Toronto at 150 Norseman. Their Phone # is (416)239-3453.

Alternatively, you may contact the Veterinary Emergency Clinic at 920 Yonge St. Their phone # is (416)920-2002.

Safe and happy weekend to all!

New By-Laws Came into Effect for Toronto Dog Owners as of March. 1st 2017

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As of March 1st, the Council of the City of Toronto passed a new subsection to the city’s animal bylaws.

This amendment strictly prohibits the use of choke collars, choke chains, pronged collars and any similar device.

The city has also imposed a 1 hour limit when it comes to leaving a pet tethered, unsupervised.

If you would like further information of the new by-laws, please click here.

 

 

 

 

Rabies Update

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February 7, 2017

Hamilton Public Health Services was notified on February 6, 2017 that an adult male orange tabby cat was in this area (SEE NEXT PAGE) and tested positive for rabies after it died on February 1, 2017.
Public Health is asking anyone who may have lost, abandoned, fed, or came in contact with an adult male orange tabby cat in the area of Glanbrook any time from Sunday, January 22, 2017 to Monday, January 30, 2017 to contact Public Health. The area can be described as bounded by the following roads:
Rymal Road to the North, to the South of 5th Line, East of Fletcher Road, Harrison Road and Young Road, and West of Pauline Johnson Road and Wilson St West. Some of these areas extend beyond the City of Hamilton boundary.
City of Hamilton residents can call 905-546-CITY (2489). We answer the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can help determine your risk of exposure to rabies. We will talk to you about how to get vaccinated for rabies.
Rabies is a serious disease and causes death if not treated promptly with vaccine. Rabies can be passed from animals to people from a bite, scratch or contact with saliva from an infected animal. It is extremely important that we identify anyone that may have had contact with this cat in order to provide them with appropriate rabies treatment, if needed.
Please call Hamilton Public Health Services 24 hour line at 905-546-2489 if you have any information to report. Seek medical attention immediately if you have been contact with this orange tabby cat.