We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Vaccines are health products that trigger protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. Vaccines can lessen the severity of future diseases and certain vaccines can prevent infection altogether. Pets should be vaccinated to protect them from many highly contagious and deadly diseases. Even though some formerly common diseases have now become uncommon, vaccination is still highly recommended, because these serious disease agents continue to be present in the environment. In the city of Toronto, it is required by law that all dogs and cats be regularly vaccinated against rabies.
What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?
Coxwell Animal Clinic offers combination vaccines such as DHPP-L, which helps protect against distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus and parainfluenza along with leptospirosis. Leptospirosis and DHPP are also offered as single vaccines. Rabies, which is required by law in Toronto and Bordetella, which helps protect against a kennel cough. A Lyme vaccine is also offered; however, the use of this vaccine is for animals in high-risk areas.
Is there a schedule for how often to vaccinate a dog?
For an adult dog, it is recommended to vaccinate for Leptospirosis, Lyme and Bordetella yearly and DHPP and rabies every three years.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
Vaccines help prevent debilitating and deadly diseases in dogs, which can be contracted by many wild animals that live in our cities, such as raccoons, foxes, skunks and bats.
How much do dog vaccinations cost?
Discussing the vaccines with your veterinarian will help determine what vaccines your dog needs, if they need to be boostered and the frequency of administration. Our staff would be happy to provide you with this cost over the phone or in the clinic.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “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 416.423.3042. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, & closed Saturday to Sunday
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
7. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.