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.

Winterize Your Play Time!

Winter means it is dark and cold before you are even home from work but that shouldn’t mean you can’t still have play time with your pooch!

If your dog is a fan of the snow a glow in the dark ball is great for them to chase after. Using a good glow in the dark ball will help both you and your dog find the ball within the snow. Or use a Frisbee so it stays on top of the snow where you can both see it.

One of my dog’s favourite games is chasing snowballs! She will run and dive into the snow for them over and over again. With this game, there’s no concern for losing a ball in the snow.

One of my favourite games to play, because I get to stay nice and warm, is having them chase the laser in the snow, while I stand in the kitchen shining the laser out the window onto the backyard.

Now if your pooch is not a fan of the snow you can also play laser in the house, have them run up and down the stairs, around tables, in circles, down the hall. Just be courteous to any downstairs neighbours you have.

If you have a food motivated pup you can even throw their kibbles down the hallway to have them run after them.

Teaching your furry friend a new trick is another great indoor activity, just be careful with your reward system as you don’t want to load them up on treats. Some of their food, fruits or veggies can make great treats without a ton of calories.

Sometimes though it is just too cold to venture outside for playtimes so make sure to check the weather before you head out and dress your pet accordingly!

Written by Leah Sandberg, RVT

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

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.

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