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 Lykoi has to be one of the most intriguing of all cat breeds. Looking like a werewolf or a creature of folklore, the Lykoi is truly unique.
The Lykoi comes from a natural genetic mutation from a domestic shorthair cat. The first Lykoi was discovered in 2010 in a feral cat population in the United States. In 2011 a veterinarian named Johnny Gobble and his wife Brittney Gobble and a woman named Patti Thomas founded the breed. Genetic, DNA, health and dermatological testing were done on the founding cats. This proved that there was no Sphynx or Devon Rex gene (as previously thought) and that their unique hair coat was not from any genetic condition or disease. The name “Lykoi” was agreed on by the founders and comes from the Greek word for “Wolf,” which is very fitting. Since the original Lykoi was found, there have been other natural mutation Lykoi found in the USA, Canada and Europe. The Lykoi is a very intelligent and loyal breed. They have lots of energy and are happy to play with others or by themselves. Often compared to dogs, the Lykoi loves to hunt, chase and fetch. Lykois can be protective and may take a little while to get used to new people, but when they do, you will have a friend for life. If you are looking for an intelligent and affectionate little werewolf, then the Lykoi may be the right breed for you!
Male: 10-13 lbs.
Female: 5.5-8.8 lbs.
Medium sized cat
Medium oval-shaped eyes – gold in colour
Tall pointed ears with a wide base
Tail shorter than body and tapers to a point
Medium length legs
No hair around the eyes, chin, nose, muzzle, and the back of the ears
According to TICA breed standard: “Short to medium length coat. Partially hairless, not dense. The undercoat is minimal; longer guard hairs cover body. Amount of coat will vary depending on the cycle of hair. Coat resembles the look of an opossum coat. Soft to the touch.
Coat colours and patterns include Black roan. Born solid black, then within 1-2 weeks hairlessness and roan pattern emerge.
Tendency to vocalize: Moderate
Affection level: High
Energy level: High
Grooming: Moderate – need to bathe once a month – every few months
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!