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 Nail Trimming and Ear Cleaning

Our pet’s nails will continue to grow over time. We trim the nails to stop the nails from becoming too long – as this can cause nail growth into the pad – which can be painful and cause infection. This is important even if our dogs walk on the sidewalk (which can wear down the nails to some extent), as the side nails (the dewclaws) are not worn down when walking.

How often should we cut our dog’s nails?

It is recommended to trim nails monthly, or at least every 2-3 months, to prevent excessive growth. We offer “pedicures” for any of our patients if owners prefer not to trim nails at home.

Why do we clean our dogs’ ears?

Many of our pets are prone to ear infections – whether it be from allergies, weather, or secondary to swimming or irritation in the ears. Regular ear cleaning with specifically formulated products can help minimize the occurrence or recurrence of infections in the ears and can remove any waxy debris that can irritate the ears.

How often should we clean a dogs’ ears?

For ears prone to infections, we recommend cleaning out the ears at least once a week, but ears can be cleaned as often as once daily.

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Last updated: May 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.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to 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