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Vaccines Part One: Puppies and Kittens

Getting your puppy or kitten vaccinated is one of the best ways to prevent disease, and keep them healthy throughout the year. Some vaccines are given every month in kittens and puppies, from around the ages of two months to four months.

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When Your Dog is in Pain

Dogs feel pain every bit as much as people do but most dogs have evolved to hide signs of pain because it could make them vulnerable to attacks by rival dogs. Sometimes it’s quite obvious- a noticeable limp, large cut or observed trauma such as being struck by a car.

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What is a Polydactyl Cat?

Polydactyly is a congenital physical anomaly which causes cats to be born with extra toes.  This condition can affect cats of all breeds but is commonly seen in Maine Coons.  Normal cats will have 18 toes (5 on each front foot and 4 on each hind foot).

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Why does my dog hate thunderstorms?

Summertime means sunshine, road trips, picnic, and boat rides. Unfortunately for dogs, it also means thunderstorms, which can upset many dogs to the point of panic. According to one study, roughly 1/3 of dogs have anxiety, and thunderstorms are at the top of the list of anxiety-inducing situation.

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Leaving Pets in Cars During The Summer

Summer is here! Now that the nice weather has finally arrived, everyone and their pets are out looking to soak up the sunshine. Whether you are travelling to the beach, dog park, or just around the city, it’s important to remember issues with leaving your pets in the vehicle.

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Dangers of Holiday Plants

During the holiday's many homes are decorated with Christmas trees and various holiday plants. Some of these can be very toxic to our pets.

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Last updated: June 21, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

1. WE CAN SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 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 Cumberland Veterinary Clinic