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Senior Cats for Senior People

The seniors that are living in care facilities and/or homes have left many of their cherished belongings behind. This involves not only materialistic things but loving, family pets as well.

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Glucosamine for Dogs and Cats

As pets age, their joints become a bit more fragile, a bit stiffer, and simple things like walks can be tough. To help ease joint pain, glucosamine can be an excellent supplement for your older pet. Here are some important facts about Glucosamine:

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Pain in our Senior Pets

It seems like from one day to the next my energetic, vibrant Labrador mix puppy became a stiff, slow-moving old man, and it hit me, he is a senior!  To watch our pet’s age is so tough, it seems to arise quickly and we come to realize that their lifespan isn’t very long when it […]

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Is It Old Age or Pet Arthritis?

Determining if your cat has arthritis can be difficult, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.  Cats don’t think to complain when they are sore – they just keep trying to make us happy! Yet, when a dog is limping or stiff getting up, this is a clear sign that they are experiencing arthritis pain. More subtle clues are easier […]

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Why Blood work for your Senior Cat is important

It is with coffee in hand and cat on lap that I write today about a topic that elicits numerous questions (and the occasional eye roll) from owners: regular senior blood /urine panels. Let’s begin by asking a couple questions: Do you spend every moment of the day and night tracking your cat’s behavior? Do you […]

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Importance of a Urinalysis

A Urinalysis (urine analysis) is often run by your veterinarian when your pet is displaying signs of a urinary tract infection (UTI).

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Last Updated: December 17, 2020

Dear Clients,

As of December 11, 2020 our veterinary hospital will continue to operate with a closed-door policy.

1. WE WILL SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

To book an appointment, please call 403-342-6040 or email info@lomsnesvet.ca. Due to higher than normal call volume, we may be busy with other clients and patients. Please leave us a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to accommodate everyone's needs.

2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS

3. PAYMENT METHODS

Credit/Debit cards are the preferred payment method.

4. CHANGES TO CURBSIDE PICKUP

With the cold weather approaching we will be changing our curbside pickup protocol:

  1. For the purchase of food, treats and/or medications please call at least an hour ahead of time, and your order will be prepared. Prepaying over the phone is recommended.
  2. Our main door will be open for purchase/pickup of food, treats and medications only.
  3. Masks are mandatory in hospital at all times. No exceptions. Please use our hand sanitizer in the clinic.
  4. Maximum of two people in the reception area at all times.
  5. If you have not already prepaid, you will pay for your order at the reception desk. Please maintain social distancing while in the clinic and do not wander throughout the clinic.
  6. Your order will be ready with your name on it. Once you have paid for your order at the reception desk, you can pick it up on your way out.

*Please note, only one person per family is allowed in the building to pick up items.

5. ONLINE ORDERING 

Online shopping is available for your pet from the comfort of your own home 24/7. Your order will be delivered directly to your home! Visit our website and click on "Online Store" to register. It’s that easy!

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. OPERATION HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

We will always be here, so your pet will continue to receive the care they deserve. With this new system, we will provide our medical services without compromising the health and safety of our dedicated team members. This protocol may take longer; however, it is something we have to do to keep our community safe. With that in mind, please be extra patient and kind to our team members. These circumstances place added responsibilities and stress on all of us.

These measures are temporary and we will reassess as time goes on. Please keep a lookout for any further updates from our team. Together, we can all help in stopping the spread of Covid-19. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 403-342-6040. Please note that we are receiving more calls than usual. We apologize for any delays that you may experience when reaching out to us.

Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital