Abbey Animal Hospital

Abbey Animal Hospital In Oakville, we have been caring, helping, and healing pets and their families since 1988.
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Mishka was giving us all the summer vibes today with her fancy bandana 😎Remember to keep your pets cool in this crazy ho...
07/06/2021

Mishka was giving us all the summer vibes today with her fancy bandana 😎

Remember to keep your pets cool in this crazy hot weather! 🔥

Mishka was giving us all the summer vibes today with her fancy bandana 😎

Remember to keep your pets cool in this crazy hot weather! 🔥

Sometimes ticks can be hard to find! Make sure to pay special attention to ears, armpits, and under the collar. Ticks ha...
07/02/2021

Sometimes ticks can be hard to find! Make sure to pay special attention to ears, armpits, and under the collar. Ticks have even been known to attach on the inside of animals mouths!

If you have any concerns about ticks, or would like to get your pet protected with a parasite prevention medication, give us a call at 905-827-4100 📞

Sometimes ticks can be hard to find! Make sure to pay special attention to ears, armpits, and under the collar. Ticks have even been known to attach on the inside of animals mouths!

If you have any concerns about ticks, or would like to get your pet protected with a parasite prevention medication, give us a call at 905-827-4100 📞

As a reminder, we will be closed tomorrow for Canada Day.In the event of an emergency, please call Burlington Veterinary...
06/30/2021

As a reminder, we will be closed tomorrow for Canada Day.
In the event of an emergency, please call Burlington Veterinary Emergency Hospital at 905-637-8111 or Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital at 905-829-9444

We return to regular hours on Friday, July 2nd.

As a reminder, we will be closed tomorrow for Canada Day.
In the event of an emergency, please call Burlington Veterinary Emergency Hospital at 905-637-8111 or Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital at 905-829-9444

We return to regular hours on Friday, July 2nd.

Remember the litter of kittens we saw a few months ago? 🐾 Miso and Taro were back for a visit on Friday and we couldn’t ...
06/29/2021

Remember the litter of kittens we saw a few months ago? 🐾 Miso and Taro were back for a visit on Friday and we couldn’t resist reenacting some of the first photos we took 📷

#transformationtuesday

Summer activities are in full swing, and for many that means hanging out by lakes, rivers and streams! 🌊Did you know tha...
06/25/2021

Summer activities are in full swing, and for many that means hanging out by lakes, rivers and streams! 🌊

Did you know that drinking from these bodies of water could cause you pet to pick up giardia? Also known as Beaver Fever, giardia is a parasite that’s transmitted through contaminated water sources or other fecal contact and can lead to diarrhea, weight loss, lethargy and vomiting.

Whenever possible, bring clean drinking water with you on outdoor adventures, and if you think your pet has been exposed to giardia, give us a call to discuss treatment options.

Summer activities are in full swing, and for many that means hanging out by lakes, rivers and streams! 🌊

Did you know that drinking from these bodies of water could cause you pet to pick up giardia? Also known as Beaver Fever, giardia is a parasite that’s transmitted through contaminated water sources or other fecal contact and can lead to diarrhea, weight loss, lethargy and vomiting.

Whenever possible, bring clean drinking water with you on outdoor adventures, and if you think your pet has been exposed to giardia, give us a call to discuss treatment options.

With those ears, Ripple can hear a treat drop three streets away! 🐾#imallears #australiankoolie
06/24/2021

With those ears, Ripple can hear a treat drop three streets away! 🐾

#imallears #australiankoolie

With those ears, Ripple can hear a treat drop three streets away! 🐾

#imallears #australiankoolie

06/18/2021

Fecal Friday 💩

Have you ever wondered what we do with all the poop we ask you to bring in? We check it for parasite eggs!

Intestinal parasites are common in pets, especially puppies and kitten, so having a stool sample checked periodically can help us catch things early and start treatment as soon as possible!

While we use oral tick and heartworm medications most often, there are instances where a topical medication may be recom...
06/11/2021

While we use oral tick and heartworm medications most often, there are instances where a topical medication may be recommended instead. When applying a topical parasite medication, make sure it is in an area the pet cannot immediately lick - we normally recommend between the shoulder blades - and owners should avoid petting the area until the medication has dried. Ollie was such a good sport in demonstrating exactly where the medication is applied (for dogs and cats)!

If you have a cat that spends time outside, we do recommend using a flea and tick prevention, even if they only go in the yard. We have several options for your cat, so ask us which is best for your pet today!

**Cats are extremely sensitive to certain ingredients and some over the counter products can have serious consequences, especially if used incorrectly. Always make sure any parasite prevention is from a veterinarian 👩‍⚕️

While we use oral tick and heartworm medications most often, there are instances where a topical medication may be recommended instead. When applying a topical parasite medication, make sure it is in an area the pet cannot immediately lick - we normally recommend between the shoulder blades - and owners should avoid petting the area until the medication has dried. Ollie was such a good sport in demonstrating exactly where the medication is applied (for dogs and cats)!

If you have a cat that spends time outside, we do recommend using a flea and tick prevention, even if they only go in the yard. We have several options for your cat, so ask us which is best for your pet today!

**Cats are extremely sensitive to certain ingredients and some over the counter products can have serious consequences, especially if used incorrectly. Always make sure any parasite prevention is from a veterinarian 👩‍⚕️

With Ontario moving to Step 1 of the reopening plan on Friday, many businesses will be allowed to open their doors again...
06/08/2021

With Ontario moving to Step 1 of the reopening plan on Friday, many businesses will be allowed to open their doors again. We have made the decision to continue with curb-side care due to the limited space inside and amount of staff that we need to keep the clinic running efficiently. Please continue to bear with us as we keep our staff, patients and clients as safe as we can.

With Ontario moving to Step 1 of the reopening plan on Friday, many businesses will be allowed to open their doors again. We have made the decision to continue with curb-side care due to the limited space inside and amount of staff that we need to keep the clinic running efficiently. Please continue to bear with us as we keep our staff, patients and clients as safe as we can.

June is the unofficial start of “heartworm season” in Ontario 🦟 Mosquitoes can carry heartworm larvae and infect your do...
06/04/2021

June is the unofficial start of “heartworm season” in Ontario 🦟
Mosquitoes can carry heartworm larvae and infect your dog when they bite. The microscopic larvae travel through your pet’s blood and as they mature, they find their way to the heart where they develop into thread-like worms. If untreated, heartworm disease can lead to weight loss, fatigue, coughing and eventually to heart failure.
Using a prescription medication is your pet’s best defence against heartworm disease.

Ask us which medication is best for your pet!

Did you know that ticks can lay over 4000 eggs? Swipe to see our resident tick lay her eggs over a six week period.(Mama...
05/28/2021

Did you know that ticks can lay over 4000 eggs?
Swipe to see our resident tick lay her eggs over a six week period.

(Mama tick and her brood have since been destroyed to prevent any introduction into our environment 🚫)

The weather is warming up and that means pesky, potentially dangerous, mosquitos are making their appearance 🦟Ask us whi...
05/21/2021

The weather is warming up and that means pesky, potentially dangerous, mosquitos are making their appearance 🦟

Ask us which heartworm medication is best for your pet today!

The weather is warming up and that means pesky, potentially dangerous, mosquitos are making their appearance 🦟

Ask us which heartworm medication is best for your pet today!

Gary wanted to remind everyone that we will be closed on Monday for Victoria Day 🎆Burlington Veterinary Emergency (905-6...
05/20/2021

Gary wanted to remind everyone that we will be closed on Monday for Victoria Day 🎆
Burlington Veterinary Emergency (905-637-8111) and Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital (905-829-9444) will be open to assist you in case of an emergency 🚨

Gary wanted to remind everyone that we will be closed on Monday for Victoria Day 🎆
Burlington Veterinary Emergency (905-637-8111) and Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital (905-829-9444) will be open to assist you in case of an emergency 🚨

We can all agree that ticks are gross, but did you know how big they can get? 😱 These are some of the biggest we’ve ever...
05/14/2021

We can all agree that ticks are gross, but did you know how big they can get? 😱 These are some of the biggest we’ve ever seen!

All TWELVE of these creepy-crawlies came off the same dog and are all in different stages of feeding.

We can all agree that ticks are gross, but did you know how big they can get? 😱 These are some of the biggest we’ve ever seen!

All TWELVE of these creepy-crawlies came off the same dog and are all in different stages of feeding.

It’s #transformationtuesday!No one does transformations quite like giant breed dogs 🐕 Beau the Malamute was a tiny 15lbs...
05/11/2021

It’s #transformationtuesday!
No one does transformations quite like giant breed dogs 🐕
Beau the Malamute was a tiny 15lbs at his first visit and a whopping 65.5lbs at his most recent exam - that’s 50lbs in three months! He’s going to be a big boy! 🐾

It’s #transformationtuesday!
No one does transformations quite like giant breed dogs 🐕
Beau the Malamute was a tiny 15lbs at his first visit and a whopping 65.5lbs at his most recent exam - that’s 50lbs in three months! He’s going to be a big boy! 🐾

Wash those hands! 🧼 Did you know that some parasites, like hookworm, can live in the soil and be transmitted to people t...
05/07/2021

Wash those hands! 🧼
Did you know that some parasites, like hookworm, can live in the soil and be transmitted to people through contact?
Having a fecal analysis run on your dog’s stool and deworming regularly are easy ways to prevent environmental contamination!

Wash those hands! 🧼
Did you know that some parasites, like hookworm, can live in the soil and be transmitted to people through contact?
Having a fecal analysis run on your dog’s stool and deworming regularly are easy ways to prevent environmental contamination!

Unless you can put it safely back in it’s nest, please leave wildlife where you found it and call the Oakville Humane So...
05/06/2021

Unless you can put it safely back in it’s nest, please leave wildlife where you found it and call the Oakville Humane Society or a wildlife rehabilitation centre 🐣

Did you know:

- birds can not move their own babies - if a baby bird falls from the nest it needs some help getting back in the nest. If you can’t reach the nest make a nest out of a margarine container with some holes for drainage and place it as close to the original nest as you can. The sound the baby makes will alert the parents to its presence and they will continue to care for it.

- birds (with the exception of vultures) have an under developed sense of smell, so they can’t smell that you have touched their babies, nor do they care. Like all wildlife they simply want their babies back and couldn’t care less what they smelled like (don’t go randomly handling baby wildlife, but if you have to in order to help you can).

- Most songbirds are a two parent household, so if one parent becomes unavailable the other parent will manage as a single parent and also does not need our help.

- fully feathered baby birds (like the one in the picture) are fledglings. They have left the nest and are learning to fly. These little ones must be left alone unless obviously injured. The parents will continue to care for them during this time and they don’t need your help. The sound the babies make ones again alerts the parents to the location and they will bring food and provide general parental care.

Let’s keep these facts in mind as we enter into baby bird season. Let’s all not be so quick to assume baby wildlife has been ‘abandoned’. They are as likely to be abandoned as human babies (which isn’t often). Each species of wildlife have their own methods of caring for their offspring. Methods that have developed over years of evolution leading to the greatest chance of success. We might not always understand or relate to these methods, but that doesn’t mean we must interfere.

Before you decide to remove baby wildlife from their environment make sure that you are familiar with the parenting methods of the species in question and act (or don’t act) accordingly.

Wildlife baby abduction rates are getting increasingly higher and we as humans need to stop and think logically and realistically prior acting.

Time for a #toocutetuesday 🥰We had five ADORABLE little patients in the other day which means everyone was able to have ...
05/04/2021

Time for a #toocutetuesday 🥰
We had five ADORABLE little patients in the other day which means everyone was able to have some “kitten therapy”!

Time for a #toocutetuesday 🥰
We had five ADORABLE little patients in the other day which means everyone was able to have some “kitten therapy”!

05/01/2021

What are these strange little things?🧐

These tiny parasites are ear mites! Ear mites can affect dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets. The mites make their ears very itchy and causes head shaking, incessant scratching and discomfort. Most common in young pets, ear mites are treatable with the right medication.
If you think your pet may have ear mites, give us a call to set up an appointment 📞

Even though it snowed just the other day, ticks are still around. Checking your dog carefully after being outside and us...
04/23/2021

Even though it snowed just the other day, ticks are still around. Checking your dog carefully after being outside and using a prescription parasite prevention is your best defence!💪

Even though it snowed just the other day, ticks are still around. Checking your dog carefully after being outside and using a prescription parasite prevention is your best defence!💪

April 18-24 is Veterinary Receptionist Week!Our Reception team are the ones who answer our phones, schedule appointments...
04/19/2021

April 18-24 is Veterinary Receptionist Week!
Our Reception team are the ones who answer our phones, schedule appointments, take care of invoicing and emails, make sure the doctors have the information they need for every patient, contact other clinics for referrals or medical histories, organize food purchases, get medications ready, admit and discharge surgeries or other day procedures, collect and distribute client education materials, and they still make time to cuddle almost every pet that comes through the door.
They are normally the first and last voice you hear during your appointment and are always there during the happy and sad times with the utmost compassion. We would be lost without them!

April 18-24 is Veterinary Receptionist Week!
Our Reception team are the ones who answer our phones, schedule appointments, take care of invoicing and emails, make sure the doctors have the information they need for every patient, contact other clinics for referrals or medical histories, organize food purchases, get medications ready, admit and discharge surgeries or other day procedures, collect and distribute client education materials, and they still make time to cuddle almost every pet that comes through the door.
They are normally the first and last voice you hear during your appointment and are always there during the happy and sad times with the utmost compassion. We would be lost without them!

04/16/2021

Ticks are out in full force!😱
We have had numerous pets in recently so that we can remove the little pests and, like every year, we keep a few for education purposes.
Did you know that ticks can take up to 24 hours to attach to their host? They will crawl around looking for the perfect spot to feed!
Toes, ears, armpits and faces are some of their favourite places to latch on.

A friendly reminder to make sure you wear your mask any time you interact with our veterinarians and staff - even if it’...
04/14/2021

A friendly reminder to make sure you wear your mask any time you interact with our veterinarians and staff - even if it’s just to drop your pet off or pick something up.
Our doors have remained closed since last March which means our staff has stayed healthy and the clinic has been able to stay open for appointments since the pandemic began.
We know it can be difficult to not be with your pets during their appointments so we wanted to thank you for all of your cooperation and understanding!

A friendly reminder to make sure you wear your mask any time you interact with our veterinarians and staff - even if it’s just to drop your pet off or pick something up.
Our doors have remained closed since last March which means our staff has stayed healthy and the clinic has been able to stay open for appointments since the pandemic began.
We know it can be difficult to not be with your pets during their appointments so we wanted to thank you for all of your cooperation and understanding!

We talk a lot about ticks and how to protect your pet from tick bites, but fleas, while small in size, can also be a big...
04/09/2021

We talk a lot about ticks and how to protect your pet from tick bites, but fleas, while small in size, can also be a big problem!
Did you know that the fleas you see on your pet only account for 5% of the fleas in your house 😱 A single flea can lay 50 eggs per day and can lay eggs for over 100 days. That’s a lot of new fleas!
Thankfully the tick medications we carry also kill fleas! Because of the lifecycle, if you have a flea infestation, you will need to treat your pet for a minimum of 3 months. And the best way to make sure you don’t end up with a flea infestation? Preventative medication! Ask us which medication is best for your pet today.

We talk a lot about ticks and how to protect your pet from tick bites, but fleas, while small in size, can also be a big problem!
Did you know that the fleas you see on your pet only account for 5% of the fleas in your house 😱 A single flea can lay 50 eggs per day and can lay eggs for over 100 days. That’s a lot of new fleas!
Thankfully the tick medications we carry also kill fleas! Because of the lifecycle, if you have a flea infestation, you will need to treat your pet for a minimum of 3 months. And the best way to make sure you don’t end up with a flea infestation? Preventative medication! Ask us which medication is best for your pet today.

Happy Easter! 🐰 We hid a tick among the eggs - can you find it? 🔍April fools! We didn’t hide a tick in the picture, but ...
04/01/2021

Happy Easter! 🐰 We hid a tick among the eggs - can you find it? 🔍

April fools! We didn’t hide a tick in the picture, but they can certainly be difficult to find! Be sure to check your pets thoroughly when they come inside!

Please be advised that we will be closed tomorrow for Good Friday. In the event of an emergency, please call the Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital at 905-829-9444

Happy Easter! 🐰 We hid a tick among the eggs - can you find it? 🔍

April fools! We didn’t hide a tick in the picture, but they can certainly be difficult to find! Be sure to check your pets thoroughly when they come inside!

Please be advised that we will be closed tomorrow for Good Friday. In the event of an emergency, please call the Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital at 905-829-9444

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1131 Nottinghill Gate
Oakville, ON
L6M 1K5

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 9pm
Tuesday 8am - 9pm
Wednesday 8am - 9pm
Thursday 8am - 9pm
Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm

Telephone

905-827-4100

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