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What Are Good Christmas Gifts for My Dog?

It’s that time of year again, Christmas! The time crunch is on to find the perfect gift for the little (or big!) dog in your life. Most people resort to the standby presents – toys or treats, but there are other gift ideas that can add some excitement to your dog’s daily routine.

For the social dog that has the energy to burn –  consider a day trip to a doggy daycare where they can get indoor exercise and meet some new dog friends. You can also consider a spa day, with a trip to the groomers, or do it yourself dog wash, followed by letting your pooch pick out a new toy from the retail section.

For the dog that has everything, consider donating in their name to a local animal shelter/rescue so less fortunate dogs can benefit from the generosity of your pet.

For a lasting gift, consider pet photos with Santa, usually hosted by your local animal shelter as a fundraiser.

If your dog prefers getting toys or treats, or even just the boxes that the gift comes in, be sure the gift is safe. Dogs should be monitored with all treats, especially with any treat designed to be long-lasting. Toys should be picked based on durability, rather than looks, and taken away from your chewer if the toys start to become compromised.

Christmas is a fun time for everyone in the family, embrace the holidays and cherish the memories created.

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

Written by: Kate, RVT

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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