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Distemper, Parvovirus and the Importance of Vaccination

With a recent case of distemper virus at the Edmonton Humane Society and a case of parvovirus at our clinic one week ago, this is a good reminder of why we vaccinate our pets. Both viruses are very hardy and survive our Edmonton winters.

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Living with house rabbits

I have had the privilege to live with rabbits in my house for over 25 years. They are much different than a dog or cat but still a very enjoyable pet.

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Raw Food for Dogs and Cats- Is It Safe?

Recently I have seen an increase in the number of dogs and a few cats on raw food diet.  A number of these animals have become ill from eating this diet.

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Paws in the Classroom

Well it’s a wrap. We are happy to say that we had another successful year with our Paws in the Classroom Program. During the 2016-2017 school year we had the pleasure of visiting 16 classrooms in the St Albert area. At Mission Ridge Animal Hospital we strongly believe in being a part of the community […]

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Tips for Successful Weight Loss

“Fluffy is overweight”. Those dreaded words that you hear from your veterinarian. You knew she was getting a little chunky, but hearing someone else say it forces you to come to terms with the fact.

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August is Food Awareness Month

During August and September, we are focusing on pet nutrition.

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Last updated: July 8, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective Monday, July 13, 2020 we have made 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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 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 Mission Ridge Animal Hospital