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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Dog Skin Care

There are many internal problems that can cause skin disease, including diseases of the liver, pancreas, hormone-producing glands, and gastrointestinal tract. Your Vet may work in concert with the internal medicine specialist to treat some of these conditions.

Infectious diseases of the skin. These include a wide range of bacterial, fungal, viral, and protozoal diseases. Some of the most common infectious diseases are Staphylococcal bacterial infections in dogs and “ringworm” (a fungus) in cats.

Skin cancer. Some types of skin cancer are treated by dermatologists. Others are treated by the oncologist (cancer specialist).

Parasites of the skin. There are many diseases of the skin caused by parasites which may include fleas, ticks, mites, biting flies, mosquitoes, and juvenile forms of parasitic worms.

Diseases of the feet, footpads, and nails. There are a wide variety of causes for diseases of the feet, footpads, and nails including allergy, infection, parasites, tumours, and autoimmune diseases.

Autoimmune skin diseases. Autoimmune skin diseases are diseases in which the body’s own immune system attacks the skin as if it were suddenly recognized as foreign.

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Anesthesia Free Dentals: What to Know

Dental disease in pets is an important topic in veterinary medicine and is constantly evolving. We have noticed an increasing amount of interest in the concept of dental cleaning and scaling of a pets’ teeth without the use of anesthesia.

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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 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, and more! If you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

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 - Thursday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
- Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED


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!

- Your dedicated team at Aurora Animal Clinic