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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Tick Season Is Not Over

Is tick season over?

Not quite, ticks love the fall and will continue to be a problem until temperatures are less than 4 degrees, as soon as the temperature rises the ticks will be active again. Ticks are most active in the spring and fall; they are out through the summer, but they are not as active in the very hot weather.

At North Hill, we saw nine dogs with ticks attached in October, and those are only the ones we know about. Most people think that in October dogs no longer need tick prevention, which is the opposite, it is critical to have the protection through the fall season. So far in November we have seen four dogs with ticks attached
Last year we saw three ticks in December, 1 in February and 3 in March, all it takes is one nice warm winter day that gets above 4 degrees Celsius and the ticks are back out

The good news is you can protect your dog against ticks with two different options. There is a topical treatment that is placed on the skin between the shoulders and will give one month of protection, or an oral option that will give protection for 12 weeks

Written by Beverly Riley, RVT

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

How do I know if my dog's problem is due to separation anxiety? Separation anxiety describes dogs that usually are overly attached or dependent on family members. They become extremely anxious and show distress behaviours such as vocalization, destruction, or house soiling when separated from the owners.

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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, 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: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 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 North Hill Animal Hospital