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Closed Monday May 22nd Posted on May 21, 2017

 OPEN MAY 21ST 8AM - 10PM
 
CLOSED MONDAY MAY 22ND 2017

OPEN TUESDAY MAY 23RD 8AM - 10PM
 
** If you are in need of veterinary care on holiday Monday - please call the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Waterloo Region at
519-650-1617
 
Address: 
405 Maple Grove Road, Unit 14
Cambridge Ontario
N3E 1B6

ADULT Health Care Packages Available Posted on Apr 22, 2017

ADULT HEALTH CARE PACKAGES 

NOW AVAILABLE 
 
NEW THIS SPRING!!!

 
12 Small Monthly Payments to

Affordable Health Care
 
 
 
 
Animalhospital of Cambridge is pleased to offer Adult Health Care Packages.   Members of our plans will be able to provide their dog with everything they need for preventive health during a year by making 12 small monthly payments.  
As an added bonus -   Premium members receive 4 FREE examinations for the year and UNLIMITED FREE nail trims.  Annual parasite screening and Heartworm/Lyme + Bloodwork is included in this package.    A bag of DENTAL DIET is also provided upon sign up.  Your pets teeth cleaning has been worked into the monthly plan - so you can keep your pets teeth healthy and breath fresh!
 ( Additional dental work/xrays if required is paid at time of service)  
 
Members also receive a 5% loyalty discount on packages of Heartworm/Tick/Flea prevention and future purchases of our veterinary diets.   6 weeks of Free pet insurance is included.
(A basic plan is also available.) 
 
For More Info
 
Call Us
 
519-624-9760
 
** Contact clinic for exact plan details and contracts

Lyme Disease - Where is it? Posted on Mar 17, 2017


IDEXX Dogs and Ticks     MARCH IS TICK AWARENESS MONTH 

 
Click on the dogsandticks.com image to find out the incidence of tick borne disease and heartworm in our area or in area's you may visit this spring and summer.

Nashville Tennessee- AAHA Vet Conference Posted on Mar 30, 2017

 AAHA-Accredited Hospitals:

Champions for Excellent Care

March 30- April 2 2017 -  Animal Hospital of Cambridge is attending the AAHA Veterinary Conference in Nashville, Tennessee -  spending the week learning lots about current veterinary medicine, patient care and  how we can serve you better.   Our goal is to help you and your pet experience the best in veterinary medicine and client care.

Established in 1933, the association is the only accrediting body for small animal hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The association develops benchmarks of excellence, business practice standards, publications and educational programs. Any veterinary hospital can join AAHA as a member, but must then pass an evaluation in order to receive AAHA accreditation.

Only veterinary clinics who are AAHA accredited can display the AAHA logo with pride.   If you want to bring your pet to a hospital you can trust to provide a high standard of care... then give us a call and come in for a tour !  519-624-9760
 
 
 
 

Did you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary?

Surprising, isn’t it? Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Animal Hospital of Cambridge is proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.

Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain their accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. State and provincial regulations can vary widely – in fact, some states don’t routinely inspect hospitals, only going in for an inspection when a complaint is filed by a pet owner. AAHA accreditation is considered the standard for veterinary excellence, and does not vary between states or provinces (AAHA accredits hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada).

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.

Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner.


Local Charity Sponsored by US !! Posted on Feb 16, 2017

 

JOIN THE

ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF CAMBRIDGE

& HELP SUPPORT SOME LOCAL CHARITIES

AT THE TRI-CHARITY GALA! 

 

We are giving back to our community by( in part) sponsoring this local charity event ! Grab a ticket and join us for a night of fun. 

Love Your Community Tri-Charity Gala!
A fundraising dinner/dance for Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region, Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region, and Cambridge Self-Help Foodbank. Providing the basic needs of housing, safety, and food, for families right here in our community.

Friday, February 17th, 2017
6:00pm – 1:00am at Whistle Bear Golf Club


 

MYTHS ABOUT NUTRITION Posted on Jan 30, 2017

 
 MYTHS ABOUT PET NUTRITION
NEWSTAT Article by AAHA
To view the full article - click here
 
 "Veterinarians are just as confused as pet owners by pet food marketing, and there is a lot of misinformation and mythology on the Internet regarding pet food,” says Larsen. "In particular, guilt-based or emotion-driven marketing and propaganda should be viewed with skepticism, especially when it is used to sell expensive pet food.” 

One of the common questions that many veterinarians are asked has to do with pet food choices; clients want to know what’s best for their pet. The topic of grains—and corn, in particular—as an ingredient in animal food often comes up. There is a great deal of conversation and many viewpoints about the use of grains in pet food. In this article, Trends takes a look into the role of grain in pet foods, attempts to dispel some of the myths, and provides expert recommendations, along with talking points, for veterinarians to use with clients.

 CORN MYTH:
 "As with any grain, when higher levels are included in the diet, protein digestibility can go down. That is why there are no ‘all grain’ diets for dogs or cats,” she says. "As a grain, it has a biologic value [a measure of the amount of essential amino acids in a food] of 74; muscle meats, such as beef and chicken, have a BV of about 75. Egg is the gold standard for BV at 100, with whey and casein [milk proteins] just below that.

"When corn is combined with other plant products, they together can easily reach a BV of 100. All plants, due to their cellulose layers, have decreased digestibility when compared to meats. But when ground and cooked, so that the cellulose layer is broken, digestibility is comparable,” Wortinger noted.

 
 -source AAHA NEWSTAT Newsletter
Animal Hospital of Cambridge is a Proud Member of AAHA

Animals For Adoption Posted on Dec 7, 2016

Many animals from our
Safe & Sound Rescue for Adoption
 
  
 
 We have many pets who are in need of a forever home.  Visit our Facebook pages for pictures and more information.   Come in and meet these rescues, applications can be filled out at the Animal Hospital of Cambridge.
 
 
 
Adoption Gallery Photos  - Website 

Dental Days - Free Dental Exam Posted on Nov 6, 2016

DENTAL DAYS 

AT ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF CAMBRIDGE
 
 
Book your pets dental procedure on one of our special
DENTAL DAYS and you can save $50 - $100* !
(* $50 off Level 1, $100 off Level 2,3,or4)
 
FREE DENTAL EXAMS AVAILABLE

BOOK TODAY !

519-624-9760
 
Need More Information ?
 
Click on the titles below
 
 
 
 

Welcome New Doctors Posted on Oct 23, 2016

Welcome New Doctors
 
We have added a few new Veterinarians to our team of
animal care professionals to help serve you better !
 
Dr. Luke VanRooy


 

Dr. Renee Bourque
 

 
Dr. Anna Skorobohacz
 

Pyometra - What is that? Posted on Oct 16, 2016

 
PYOMETRA :  One reason to spay your cat or dog before this happens.
 
What is Pyometra ? 
 A severe infection of the uterus, which can be fatal to dogs and cats when untreated. In intact animals (those that aren’t spayed yet), the chronic effect of sex hormones can result in overstimulation of certain cells within the uterus called cystic endometrial hyperplasia (CEH). CEH can then progress in a severe E. coli infection and pus infection within the uterus. Typically, CEH occurs several weeks after a heat cycle, followed by a life-threatening pyometra shortly thereafter.
 
Signs & Symptoms:

If you have an intact female pet, make sure to keep any eye out for the following clinical signs (especially if it’s several weeks after your pet’s last heat cycle):

  • Not wanting to eat
  • Generalized malaise/lethargy/depression
  • Excessive thirst or urination
  • A bloated abdomen
  • Vomiting
  • A weird odor coming from the hind end of your pet
  • Pus dripping from the vulva, foul smell 
  • Constant licking of the vulva
  • Signs of shock (e.g., an elevated heart rate, collapse)
  • Fever
 
Dr. Simone lends a hand                    Cat uterus filled with pus                  60ml each filled with pus
 
 
This photo shows the "normal" size 
a cat's uterus should be in a healthy cat.
 
Prevent this potentially fatal condition by spaying your cat or dog at 6 months of age.  It is much cheaper to spay your pet then to put them through emergency surgery......  like 3 or 4 time cheaper !!!!
In this past month alone we have seen 3 pets with this condition  ( pyometra).    The cat in the photos above did make it through surgery and is recovering nicely we are happy to report.    The cat weighed 1 lb less after the surgery which means her uterus was filled with a pound of pus.   Thank you to our doctors and RVT's who stayed after hours to perform this emergency surgery.   We love happy endings !