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.

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Leptospirosis: What Do I Need to Know to Help Protect My Dog?

Leptospirosis may not be a name that is familiar to everyone but with recent stories in the local and national news, whereby dogs have either fallen ill or succumbed to the potentially dangerous bacteria, it is an important name for all dog owners to know.

Leptospirosis is a severe bacterial infection, which can lead to kidney and liver failure. Wildlife can shed the bacteria in their urine, which contaminates the environment. Transmission to dogs is primarily through exposure to contaminated soil and water.

Symptoms may include:

  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Joint pain
  • Lethargy
  • Anorexia
  • Jaundice
  • Lethargy
  • Dehydration
  • Blood in urine/stool

Preventing access to stagnant water, such as puddles and mud, and discussing proper vaccination protocol with your vet are two important steps you can take to help protect your pet. For more information, give us a call at 250.754.8822

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 250-754-8822. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm. Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Petroglyph Animal Hospital