We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
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.
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.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a "closed-door" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 780-458-3833. We will take a history of your pet from outside of your car, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturdays 9:00 - 2:00 pm and closed on Sundays.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment from your vehicle. We do have our online store available, which can be accessed from our website by clicking the Online Store button.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
Your dedicated team at Mission Ridge Animal Hospital