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.


A Few Quick Winter Safety Tips

Ice poses the same risks to dogs as it does to people. Slipping, breaking bones, abrasions, etc. Dogs that romp on ice are also more prone to getting cruciate ligament injuries.

Paw Protection
Salt burn sucks! Road salt can cause irritation and burns to pets feet. We recommend using a pet-friendly version around your home. However, your pup is going to need foot protection if you walk on the roads/sidewalks. There are a couple of options as far as this goes. There is topical protection, which is usually a wax/lotion that you coat the paw pads, creating a protective barrier. The other option is a stylish pair of BOOTS! There are many options on the market. I look for something that will stay on my dog’s feet (i.e. extra ankle strap), as I have very active, large dogs. You will also want them to be waterproof.

Does my dog need a jacket? Aside from the style points, yes, some dogs do require/are more comfortable in jackets. Dogs with short hair (or no hair!) tend to get chilled easily, unlike your Shepherd, Husky, etc., who have a coat built for warmth. Geriatric dogs tend to also have a harder time with the temperature drop as they are not as spunky on walks. It is also recommended that dogs with endocrine disorders (i.e. Cushing’s, Hypothyroidism, etc.) be monitored closely outside, as they have a harder time maintaining their body temperature.

Do not leave dogs outside for an extended period of time during the winter.

A word on cats/small critters
Outdoor cats/small animals may find underneath the hood of your car to be inviting during the cold weather. A simple knock on the hood can usually scare off anything that may be camping out.

From everyone at Aurora Animal Clinic, we hope you have a safe and happy Holiday!

Written by Aurora Animal Hospital



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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 905-727-9449. We will bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will call you after the examination and update you on their findings and recommend a treatment plan, if needed. We ask that you pay over the phone with a credit card for your examination and necessary food and medications. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet and prescriptions, if needed.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN, but please call the clinic for updated hours.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Aurora Animal Clinic