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.

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Paw Love

Paws are easily the most popular part of our furry companions. We just love their heart-shaped appearance; they are so soft and tiny. (It’s like baby feet)

With that said, here are two things to keep an eye out for our furry friend’s precious paws.

Ouch!

Those beautiful summer days can bring the heat! Our sidewalks and pavement get hot at these times of the year. It’s easy for our pups to quickly burn their toes on the scalding pavement.

Be aware of this when going on walks. You can purchase paw balms to help protect against the burning and cracking, but you can also try walking more on grass surfaces (like parks and trails)

Burrrr!

With our lovely Canadian winters comes great wintery paw troubles. The cold temperatures cause our pups paws to dry out and crack (much like our own hands can do). It can be painful and cause those super-plush paws to turn rough quickly. The other thing to keep in mind is the winter brings ice, which leads people to bring out that good old sodium chloride (salt). Salt can burn and be very painful to wet and dry paws.

So what can you do?

You can buy booties, yes they look silly but are very effective.
Try towelling off their paws when they come inside from a walk. Be sure to check between the toes for packed in snow and salt.

Give the clinic a call if you have any more questions!

Written by: Rachel Russell, RVT

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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

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