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.
Anal glands are used as a form of marking in dogs. When dogs have a bowel movement a small amount of anal gland material is secreted which leaves their signature scent behind. Some dogs have long-term issues with their anal glands- constant licking of the anus or scooting, whereas other dogs may never have an issue. Please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital if you have any questions or concerns about your dog’s anal glands.
Only under the advice and direction of our veterinarians should you express your dog’s anal glands. Dogs that have long-term problems and are unable to express their anal glands on their own should have it done manually on a regular basis. Often in these cases, there will be an infection or an impaction that will require veterinary attention to resolve. Our veterinary team will check your dog’s anal glands to ensure they are free from other disease processes.
If my dog scoots on the carpet a lot, does this mean their anal glands are impacted?
When your dog scoots they are telling you something is uncomfortable. Scooting can be a cause of an anal gland impaction. If your dog is scooting, please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures effective Monday, July 6, 2020.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
To book an appointment, please call 403-342-6040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 403-342-6040.
We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns over the phone.
A staff member will then meet you at our ‘NOSE’ or ‘TAIL’ doors and escort you and your pet into one of our exam rooms.
One client per pet in the exam room.
Masks must be worn in the hospital at all times. Please bring your own mask. If you do not have one, we will supply you with one.
Use hand sanitizer once you enter the exam room.
Washrooms are for staff use only.
3. PAYMENT METHODS
Credit/Debit cards are the preferred payment method.
4. CURBSIDE PICKUP
We will continue curbside pickup for food and medications. Please call ahead of time, and we will get your order ready. (You can also use our online store and have your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
5. 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.
6. 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
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members!
Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital