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.
The Labrador Retriever originated in the 1700’s in St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada. The Labrador Retriever was bred to aid fishermen in retrieving fish as well as a family companion dog. In 1820, an Englishman imported some Labrador Retrievers to England, after seeing how great they were at retrieving and in England hunters used them for retrieving their game. It is no surprise that the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed worldwide – they are highly intelligent, good with other dogs and pets and make wonderful family dogs because they are so friendly with people and children. Labradors are very high energy and require a lot of exercises and mental stimulation. A bored Labrador can easily become destructive and without enough exercise, can become obese very quickly. Labradors have a healthy appetite and are known to eat inedible objects and get into the garbage or “counter surf;” make sure to train your Labrador at an early age to avoid any of these potentially dangerous habits. Nowadays, Labradors are mainly used as family/companion dogs, but you can also see them as police dogs (drug and explosives), search and rescue and guide dogs. If you live an active lifestyle and are looking for a dog that can keep up with you and always brighten your day with a big puppy smile, then the Labrador Retriever may be the right breed for you!
Male: 65-80 lbs.
Female: 55-70 lbs.
Male: 22.5-24.5 in
Female: 21.5-23.5 in
Breed Group: Sporting
Medium-large breed dog
Kind, friendly eyes, brown or black
Black or brown nose
Naturally floppy ears
Dense, short weather resistant coat
Coat colours include: yellow, black or chocolate
Exercise requirements: High – daily exercise 40 minutes (walks 2-3 times daily)
Bad breath (halitosis) in a dog or cat is usually because of poor dental health. Occasionally a dog or cat may have good teeth and still have bad breath in which case the diet is usually the cause. This is relatively rare, however, compared to the likelihood of a dental issue.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective September 28th, 2020 we have made 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
Continue our "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 416-282-6621 (appointments ONLY at this number). We will take a history of your pet over the phone. Due to the recent rise in COVID cases we are asking that “Pets Only” come into the clinic.
Technician appointments will still be required to wait in the car for the duration of the appointment.
When instructed by a team member we will allow you to bring your pet inside - provided you are wearing a mask. Cats may be placed inside our doorway in their carriers. Dogs may be hooked up just inside our front door on a carabiner. We will call you on your cell phone to discuss findings on your pet’s appointment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication - call 416-282-8516 to let us know you are here (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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: 9:00 am – 7:30 pm - Friday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm - Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
5. 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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!