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.
When the weather is ugly – no one wants to go outside and your dog might be driving you crazy! Here are some tips and tricks to keep your pouch busy inside.
Tricks! Teaching your dog, a new trick like shaking a paw or “play dead” is not only fun for you but the dog as well. Tricks are a great way to build confidence and challenge your dogs’ brain. You can practice these tricks on a walk or in the park to make things more interesting.
Games and puzzles! They can be as easy or hard as you want to make them depending on your pup’s ability. You can use boxes of different sizes and shapes with treats hidden in them, the better you get, the more boxes and treats you can use. If you don’t have boxes, you can hide the treats around the room and tell your dog to “find it.” When they get better with this game you can start hiding them behind or under objects.
There are many different toys from puzzles toy to ropes. There are lots of different puzzle toys for every ability, from the basic Kong toy stuffed with treats to snuffle mats and balls. Your local pet store will be able to help you out with picking the right toy. Make sure you have a few different toys in a stash so you can rotate them and keep your dog interested. If your dog gets frustrated, you can give them a little help and encouragement to keep them going and interested.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 6, patients seeing a Veterinarian will be able to have one family member inside the hospital for the duration of the appointment.
Our new 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
Please bring a mask if your appointment is in the clinic.
We will continue with a closed door policy for clients wishing to maximize physical distancing. 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Campbell River Veterinary Hospital