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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Keep Your Pet Safe

Our pets are always there for us through good times and bad, they make us laugh, give us warm cozy cuddles, and give us unlimited emotional support when we’re sad.

So here are a few hidden dangers we may not think of as dangerous to our pets but can have devastating effects.

Edibles
Most of us know the dangers of chocolate in any form, but there is also alcohol and marijuana, candy (especially once with the sugar substitute xylitol), and raisins and grapes. If you suspect your pet has ingested any of these please contact your local vet or emergency clinic immediately as these can be very time sensitive. Some dangers we don’t think of as dangerous can seem small but can be fatal for a dog. For example, that old piece of gum lying on the sidewalk. It is estimated that one piece of gum can potentially cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in a 20 lb dog.

Plants
They may be beautiful to look at, and smell however many plants and flowers are poisonous to our furry friend. Lilies are incredibly toxic to cats and cause them to go into kidney failure. Lilies should never enter a home if a cat lives there. Other poisonous plants are crocuses, daffodils, amaryllis and tulips. Roses can pose a risk as their thorns can cause lacerations.

Candles
Candlelit dinners with beautifully wrapped presents are lovely but can also be very harmful. From a fire hazard to singed whiskers to ingesting dangerous ribbon, please supervise your sweetie around all of these things.

Written by: Erin Pettipas, Veterinary Assistant

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Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


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!

- Your dedicated team at PetFocus Veterinary Hospital - Bedford South