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Feline Friendly Festive Fun!

In Canada, 38% of households have at least one cat. A report from 2017 said there is an estimated 9.3 million owned cats throughout the country! Thinking about spoiling our feline friends over the Christmas Holidays just jumped to the top of the list! Here are some ideas that your cat would love on their Wish List!

A super simple gift idea is the leftover boxes from presents opened on Christmas morning. It’s already going to be in your house, it’s free, and it’s a tried and true item that cats love to play with! Make it more interesting by adding some wrapping paper or tissue paper inside for them to play with. Remember tinsel is NOT acceptable for cats to play with. It can easily cause a foreign body by tangling in your cat’s intestines.

Another present to get a cat is a can of their favourite food. Human food like turkey and ham over the holidays are too rich for your cat to eat but spoiling them with the canned version of their dry food is an easy way to give them a special treat that is healthy and safe!

Catnip is a good present to entertain your cat. Every cat reacts differently to catnip and is a safe and fun product! You can put catnip on a carpeted cat tree, in a toy or on a cardboard scratching post. Make sure you put the catnip on an appropriate area for your cat to scratch and rub on.

Lastly, there are many different fun and interactive toys that your cat will enjoy. Little mice toys, balls, feather toys on a string are all great options. Other items to enrich their environment can be tunnels or scratching posts with different levels. If you think your cat needs some more exercise, there are a couple of ways to achieve that with easy items. One would be a laser pointer to shine along the floor for your cat to chase. Just make sure you keep the laser away from their eyes.

Another easy way to get your cat moving is a treat ball. They have little holes in it when your cat pushes it around the treats or dry kibble fall out. This helps an overweight or bored cat work for their food.

This list should give you plenty of ideas to spoil your feline friend this Christmas!

The staff and their pets at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital would like to wish you all a safe and healthy holiday season.

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Updated October 20, 2020

Dear Clients,

With the cold weather approaching, effective Monday, October 26th, we will be adjusting our policies to better serve you.

1. WE CAN 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. You will be required to wear a mask and use our hand sanitizer in the clinic.
  4. 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.
  5. Your order will be ready on a table with your name on it. Once you have paid for your order at the reception desk, you can pick it up from the table on your way out.

*Please note, only one person per family is allowed in the building to pick up items. To maintain appropriate distance, a maximum of 2 clients will be allowed in the building at a time to purchase items.

5. CHANGES TO OUR SATURDAY POLICY

We understand how important Saturday hospital hours are for our clients. Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital appreciates the dedication of our clients during this difficult time and we will continue to be open and available on Saturdays. However, due to the limited staff and the extra time required for proper sanitization between patients, we are not allowing clients to be present with their pet for the examination. This will allow us to continue to provide the high standard of care to our patients. Thank you for understanding.

6. 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!

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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