Additional Services

Veterinary Specialist Referrals

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Our experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians provides many services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. Although we handle the majority of your pet’s medical and surgical needs in-house, we occasionally refer patients to veterinary specialists or specialty clinics when advanced training or equipment will be beneficial.

Board-certified specialists, such as oncologists, ophthalmologists, and neurologists, have extensive experience and training in a particular area of veterinary medicine or surgery. Specialty clinics and university-affiliated referral centers have specialized equipment to perform procedures that are not routinely performed by general veterinary practitioners.

We make referral decisions because we want to ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care and best possible outcome. Be assured that when we refer a patient to another hospital, we continue to stay involved with his or her care, consulting with the treating specialist and often providing any needed follow-up care and rehabilitation.

Puppy Training

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Your puppy’s early months are an impressionable period in his or her life, and the right training can make all the difference in your lifelong relationship with your dog. The goal of our puppy classes is to teach basic manners, encourage good behavior, prevent problems, and increase socialization, all while helping you establish a strong bond with your new canine companion. We will show you how to teach your dog what you expect of him or her through consistent, reward-based training.

The effort you put into your puppy early on will pay off tremendously down the road. Contact us to sign up for our puppy classes.

Chemotherapy and Cancer Treatment

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Like us, animals such as dogs, cats, ferrets, and rabbits can get cancer. Fortunately, however, some forms of cancer are curable. In addition, recent advancements in cancer treatment can dramatically extend the lives of many dogs and cats. Treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery may be used to stop the spread of cancer and remove or destroy cancer cells and tumors.

You can help prevent some forms of cancer by having your pet spayed or neutered at an early age, but most cancers cannot be prevented. This is why early detection is one of our best weapons against this disease.

Regular veterinary visits can help us keep track of what is normal for your pet, as well as detect anything suspicious. However, because we typically only see your dog or cat once or twice a year, we also rely on your knowledge of your pet to catch any potential issues early. Contact us right away if you notice any changes in your pet’s physical appearance or behavior (such as lumps or bumps, sores that don’t heal, vomiting, diarrhea, or changes in eating habits).

Grief Counseling

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Losing a pet can be extremely upsetting, sometimes even more so than you might expect. We have such a close bond with our pets, so letting go is never easy and is often filled with pain, sadness, depression—even anger. Our team understands these feelings, as many of us have also lost pets of our own. The emotions we go through are real and nothing to be ashamed of.

Whether your loss is recent or you’ve been grieving for weeks, we are here to help you through this sad transition. We can also help your children understand and cope with their feelings. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Microchip Pet Identification

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Peace of mind is priceless!   That’s why we at Bloor Animal Hospital in Toronto, offer and highly recommend pet microchip identification. Collars and tags can fall off and be lost. Tattoos eventually fade and can be removed.

Even the most responsible pet owners can’t always guarantee their pet won’t get lost. A leash could break or slip out of your hand, a pet could push through a screen door or window, or a contractor or friend might accidentally leave a door or gate open.

A microchip is a very tiny electronic device that is injected under the skin over the back of the neck. Each pet receives a unique identification number, which is recorded in a national directory and can be read by a portable scanner.Hospitals, pounds, shelters and humane societies across Canada and the United States are equipped with these scanners, giving them the ability to immediately identify a lost pet. A quick phone call to the national directory and your lost pet is identified and you are notified of its whereabouts.  As an additional bonus, many licensing offices are waiving the annual dog and cat license fee if your pet is microchipped.

Read our article on Bloor West Talk Shop about How Microchip ID’s are globally helping lost pets get found!

Boarding

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Toronto Pet Boarding!

“Bed and Breakfast” facilities are available at each of our hospitals year round. You can rest assured while you are away on holidays that your cherished family member will be attended to by our warm and enthusiastic boarding team of Veterinary Assistants, and under the supervision of a Veterinarian and Veterinary Technician. All dogs are taken outside 4 times daily, and all of our “guests” are given a lot of attention throughout the day! We respect your pet’s dietary requirements and provide high quality veterinary diets during their stay. If your pet requires a special diet or brand that we do not carry, please advise us of this when you book your appointment. Please also be advised that your pet’s vaccine status must be current prior to boarding.