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.
It is a common misconception that cats, especially indoor cats, don’t need to see a veterinarian as often as dogs. While cats are typically quite self-sufficient, they are not free from illness, pain and should be seen regularly by someone with a trained eye to spot these signs early. Cats are notorious for hiding signs of pain and illness very well, so it is a good idea to have them seen by your vet yearly. Your vet can spot things such as arthritis in ageing cats, ear and eye infections, and dental issues, to name a few examples.
While indoor cats may require fewer vaccinations than an outdoor cat, there are still core vaccines that are necessary for the health of your pet. Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia are a few vaccines that are required for indoor and outdoor cats. Rhinotracheitis and Calicivirus are more commonly referred to as the “Cat Flu” and can cause upper respiratory infections. Panleukopenia is a highly contagious, severe gastrointestinal infection most commonly referred to as “Feline Distemper.”
Seeing a vet at least once a year can help prevent many conditions from developing and maintain your cats’ health for many years. While it may seem like a hassle or even an unnecessary expense, remember that prevention costs less than treatment. If you notice any sudden changes in your pet’s behaviour or habits, you should book an appointment with your vet as soon as possible, as they may be early warning signs.
Give us a call at 709.753.0506 to book an appointment.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 8, 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & 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 Torbay Road Animal Hospital