When you look outside at all that snow, fleas and ticks are probably the last thing on your mind, but spring is just around the corner! Ticks will begin to become active once we have just a few days above 4 degrees Celsius. Ticks are becoming more prevalent in our area, as is the risk of tick-borne illnesses.
Call us today to plan a prevention strategy for your dog or cat.
We will be recommending prevention start earlier this year (March or April), depending on the weather.
Find out more about these diseases at http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-diseases-conditions-a-z/6-tick-borne-diseases-you-should-know-about
We would like to thank all of our clients and patients who participated and donated to our 2 day "sweet" extravaganza which raised money for the Ontario SPCA - Muskoka Branch National Cupcake Day Campaign. Thanks to you, we raised $257.50!!
Jen .O. and Krista did a great job organizing this 2 day fundraiser! We also want to thank all of the staff who volunteered their time baking up a storm: Jill, Dayna, Brooke, Tammy, Jen .D., Margaret, Krista and Jen .O.! The entire Centennial Team put in a great effort promoting, supporting this event and helping with this event!
We invite you to join us for our 2 day “sweet” extravaganza on February 25th and 26th to help raise money for the Muskoka SPCA!
National Cupcake Day™, which is on February 25th, is a delicious way to show your support for the SPCA and to help animals that are in need! However, we figured, why just have one day of tasty treats when we could have two!
Please join us on February 25th and 26th where we will have cupcakes, pupcakes and cookies for sale and all money will be donated to the Muskoka SPCA.
What could be better than helping a pet in need and brightening your own day with a delicious treat?
IMPORTANT! Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. For more information on the canned foods that are affected, including their lot numbers and expiry dates, please visit www.hillspet.ca. If you have any of the affected cans or have any questions or concerns please contact us at Centennial Animal Hospital (705) 645-3077 or Gravenhurst Veterinary Services (705) 687-5158.
December 24 - 8am to 12pm
December 25 - Closed
December 26 - Closed
December 27 - 8am to 7pm
December 28 - 8am to 5pm
December 29 - 8am to 4pm
December 30 - Closed
December 31 - 8am to 12pm
January 1 - Closed
January 2 - 8am to 7pm
In Case of an Emergency:
Please contact us at (705) 645-3077. If it is outside of our regular office hours, you will be directed to the Huronia Veterinary Emergency Clinic, 115 Bell Farm Road, Unit#110, Barrie, Ontario ((705) -722-0377).
Do you feed bully sticks (also known as pizzle sticks) to your dog? If you do, please visit the website for the Clinical Pet Nutrition Service of Tufts University for some information that we feel may be important to you and your pet.
In order to give back to the wonderful community we live in, our staff members participated in the Muskoka Shoebox Project.
Effective immediately, until Christmas, we have discounted our nail trim fees to $20 and all proceeds from these nail trims will go directly to the Manna Food Bank.
Please contact our offices at (705) 645-3077 (Centennial Animal Hospital) or (705) 687-5158 (Gravenhurst Veterinary Services) for more details and to schedule an appointment.
WHEN – Please submit your favorite pet photo between October 28th (today) and November 3rd, 2018
THEME – Fall or Halloween
HOW TO ENTER – Please post your favorite photo of your pet in "comments" under the Facebook post. If you do not have a Facebook account but you still want to enter, you may email us a photo to email@example.com attention: Jen Dart, or bring in a photograph, and we will post it for you.
VOTING – Voting will be open on Facebook until November 11th at 6pm and you may vote for your favorite photograph by “liking” it. The dog and the cat photo with the most “likes” will win a gift basket. In the event of a tie, the photos, with the highest number of likes, will be entered into a draw to determine the winner.
CONTEST RULES – Only one photo entry per pet and the pet must be a patient of Centennial Animal Hospital.
What is canine influenza (dog flu)?
Canine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by canine influenza virus (CIV). The strain that is affecting our area is identified as H3N2.
What are the clinical signs of canine influenza?
What is the duration of clinical signs?
Symptoms can last from a few days to a few weeks. However, infected dogs can shed the virus for up to four weeks.
How is canine influenza spread?
This virus is spread through direct contact with other dogs, through the air from coughing and sneezing, on contaminated surfaces such as toys, or via contaminated humans with viruses on hands, clothing or other surfaces.
Where could my dog catch canine influenza?
Dogs can become infected with canine influenza anywhere that dogs socialize. Most commonly this includes: boarding facilities, doggie day care, training classes, dog parks, groomers or dog shows. It can even be picked up during walks while meeting other dogs or walking in areas where infected dogs have been.
What do I do if my dog is infected?
Unless your dog has a persistent high fever, stops eating, or has difficulty breathing, there is no specific treatment required other than “TLC”. Cough suppressants may be required. Antibiotics are only useful if a secondary bacterial respiratory infection develops.
Are certain dogs at an increased risk of severe disease?
Dogs that are at increased risk are the elderly or very young, immuno-compromised dogs, those with underlying heart or respiratory disease, and brachycephalic breeds such as bulldogs and pugs.
Can this virus infect other species?
This virus can infect ferrets and in rare cases, cats. There is currently no evidence that it can spread to people.