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.
We’ve all been there; we take it easy during the work week, and on the weekend we play hard! What happens when you wake up Monday morning? You’re probably pretty sore. Did you know without proper conditioning our dogs can suffer from these aches and strains too? Or sometimes, they can suffer from something much worse, rupturing ligaments in their legs. Here are some tips for getting your dog from couch potato to athlete!
Start slow: Dogs make great exercise buddies, but they need to build stamina just like us. Gradually, increase the distance and speed of your walks, jogs, or hikes.
Start a sport: Exercising with a dog or taking up a canine sport such as agility or freestyle is a great way for both of you to burn calories and have fun.
Built to suit: Not every dog is designed for the same activity, make sure you know your dog’s strengths and weakness. If you’re still looking for the right companion, make sure to get one that fits your lifestyle!
Rest is critical: It limits fatigue and prevents injuries from overuse. The body needs rest to repair tissues and replace energy. Then the two of you will be ready to get up and go again!
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