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.

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Cat Flea and Ear Mite Control

Luckily, in Manitoba, we do not have a high incidence of fleas in our pets due to our climate. Fleas are a small, blood-sucking parasite that can infect both cats and dogs. They cause extreme pruritus or itching and, in extreme circumstances, severe rashes. Luckily, these are easily treated with medication.

Ear mites are small parasites that will live in your cat and dog’s ears and cause extreme pruritus or itching. They are highly contagious between dogs and cats who live in close contact with each other. They are microscopic in size but can often yield a large amount of dark-coloured ear wax visible to owners. They are easily diagnosed and treated with medication. If you think your cat or dog has ear mites, please let our veterinarian know.

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Kennel Cough

Recently we have seen an increased number of dogs with suspect 'kennel cough' type symptoms.

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Last updated: May 11, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. 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.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Note: Because of the current situation, we are not able to provide after hour calls at this time. Please call Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital (204-452-0911) for any after-hours emergencies.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Oakbank Animal Hospital