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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Dog Anal Gland Expression

Most dog owners never think about anal glands until there is a problem with them. These glands are designed to release a scent that is unique to each dog – this is a regular part of canine anatomy and behaviour. In some cases, the glands fail to express on their own and this, in turn, can lead to infection, impaction and discomfort.

Signs Symptoms and Treatment

  • Excessive licking at the rectal area
  • Scooting along the floor or carpet
  • Chewing at the tail area
  • A bad odour

If your dog is experiencing any of these signs, the most common reason can be anal glands – having them expressed at the veterinary clinic is usually enough to make the problem disappear. While the anal glands are being expressed, they can also be checked for abscesses or the presence of infection.

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Christmas Hazards for Pets

Christmas is such a wonderful time of year. However, it can also come with some serious and potentially lethal dangers to our pets. 

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Last updated: June 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. You will be connected to an on-call veterinarian that may be located at a different hospital.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 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 Fairmont Animal Hospital