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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Ear Cleaning and Nail Trimming for Dogs

Cleaning your dog’s ears and trimming their nails should be included in your dog’s regular grooming routine. Overgrown nails can make it difficult for your dog to walk properly. Long nails can also get caught on carpet or other fabric and result in your dog injuring their nail. Regular ear cleaning can help keep your dog’s ears free from wax and debris build-up that could possibly lead to an ear infection.

How often should I cut my dog’s nails?

Dog’s nails can grow at different rates just like ours. Depending on the breed of the dog and the dog’s activity level, nail trims are recommended approximately once a month. If your dog walks quite frequently especially on concrete, some of the nails may file down in the process. Dogs can have clear nails, black nails or a combination of both. The “quick” or blood supply to the nail can be a challenge to see in darker nails. Asking a technician for a nail trimming demonstration is always an option if you are unsure how to do it. Our experienced technicians are always happy to trim your dog’s nails for you if you are not comfortable doing it yourself. Please call our clinic at any time to inquire about the fee for this service.

What is the dog grooming cost for small, medium and large dogs?

We do not have an on-staff dog groomer. For help and advice on finding a reputable groomer for your dog, please feel free to speak with one of our team members.

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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