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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Safe Care Rides

Just as you should always wear a seatbelt in the car to protect yourself in case of a collision, your pet should also be properly restrained while in a vehicle. This means properly securing them with a harness or confined to a carrier.

A small pet loose in a vehicle could potentially interfere with the brake or accelerator pedals.  Although your furry friend likes sitting or standing on your lap, they not only interfere with your view of the road, they can also be seriously injured or killed by the airbag in the event of a collision.

Most of us smile when we see a dog’s face smiling out of the window, loving the ride and all the smells in the passing breeze, but this is a very risky venture for many reasons. Your dog is not properly restrained and can be a distraction to you and other drivers while on the road. Your dog is also at a high risk of eye, ear, face, or mouth injury from airborne objects while its face is hanging out of the window. Letting your dog hang any body part out of the window increases the risk of him/her being thrown from the vehicle in the event of a collision. Loss of balance during an abrupt turn or maneuver can cause your dog to fall or jump out of the window; this may result in serious injury to your furry friend.

Let’s not forget about the dangers of driving with your dog in the bed of your pickup truck. Dogs can jump out of the truck bed and be struck by another passing vehicle.  Just as letting your dog hang their head out of the window puts them at risk of injury from debris; a dog in the bed of a truck is even more exposed to airborne hazards. Appropriate length tethers may reduce the risk of your dog jumping out of the vehicle, but the tether may tangle, injure or even choke your dog. If you must transport your dog in the bed of a truck use a well-vented dog kennel that is appropriately sized and secured to the truck bed.

Before you put your pet in the car ask yourself if they really need to come. If the answer is no, leave them at home. If you must take your pet with you, make sure pet is properly restrained in the vehicle to assure a safe trip for both you and your furry companion.

Written by Leanne Radcliffe.

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Last updated: May 11, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 2020 the 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, 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 to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 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 Cumberland Veterinary Clinic