12 Days of Christmas Pet Specials

12 Days of Christmas Pet Specials in Windsor, ON

The Clearwater Animal Hospital team wants to help you save money this holiday season while also giving your pet what he deserves! We have a great selection of holiday specials this season. We are also participating in a community event which allows you to take the opportunity to give back to someone else in need this holiday season!

Give Back through the Food Drive at Clearwater Animal Hospital

During the month of December, we are accepting canned goods at our hospital. These will be donated to Windsor Downtown Mission, a staple in our community for helping those in need! Windsor Downtown Mission provides emergency shelter, hot meals, and food to individuals and families. Just last year (2014) the mission proudly provided:

  • 7,600 safe nights of accommodations
  • 145,000 meals
  • Clothing to 5,800 individuals
  • Training and workforce assistance to 60 individuals

We want to help them make a difference for the homeless, hungry, and hurting of Windsor-Essex County. With each canned good you donate this year, you’ll receive 5% off your pet’s next nail trim, for a maximum of 25% off!

More Pet Specials for Our Clients

Beginning Friday December 11th, we are pleased to offer our wonderful clients a different special each day! These specials include:

  • Friday December 11th – 10% off Wellness Exams
  • Saturday December 12th – 10% off all Pet Food
  • Monday December 14th – FREE NAIL TRIM with Exam
  • Tuesday December 15th – 10% off all Bloodwork
  • Wednesday December 16th – 10% off Intestinal Parasite Screen and/or Urinalysis
  • Thursday December 17th – CANDY CANE PULL!!!**
  • Friday December 18th – 10% off Wellness Exams
  • Saturday December 19th – 10% off all Pet Food
  • Monday December 21st – FREE NAIL TRIM with Exam
  • Tuesday December 22nd – 10% off all Bloodwork
  • Wednesday December 23rd – 10% off Intestinal Parasite Screen and/or Urinalysis
  • Thursday December 24th – CANDY CANE PULL!!!****CANDY CANE PULL – Each client will get a chance to pull a candy cane to receive from 10% – 25% off services received!!

Happy Holidays, From Our Family to Yours

The Clearwater Animal Hospital team wants to wish you a happy holiday this season! If you have any questions about the specials we are offering or the donations to Windsor Downtown Mission, please ask! We’ll be happy to help.

The Benefits of Pet Boarding at Clearwater Animal Hospital

When you’re looking for a great place for your pet to stay while you’re away, look no further than Clearwater Animal Hospital. We provide exceptional boarding services for pets, offering a number of amenities for them such as individual care, 3 walks per day (weather permitting), and so much more!

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Our veterinary team is always concerned about the safety of our boarders, making sure that in this season of high heat, no pets are left outdoors unattended or are taking walks that are longer than they can enjoy comfortably. We encourage all pet owners to take the same precautions at home to avoid heatstroke!

Pet Boarding Specials

When your pet schedules a long-term stay at Clearwater Animal Hospital, perhaps when you take a long family vacation, we offer them their 10th day free after 9 consecutive boarding days! We can also provide baths to our boarding guests partway through or at the end of their stay to ensure that they are fresh and clean.

Boarding Requirements

For the safety of your pet, as well as our other pet guests, we require that all pets be up-to-date on their vaccines. We require boosters, the bordetella vaccine, and the rabies vaccine in order to board pets at our facility.

Set Up Your Stay

If you’re interested in scheduling your pet’s visit with our team, please contact us today. We are always filling up quickly in the summer months, which are peak travel seasons, so be sure to give plenty of advance notice of your trip!

Protect Your Pet During Winter and Cold Weather

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Keep pets indoors and warm 

The best prescription for winter’s woes is to keep your dog or cat inside with you and your family. The happiest dogs are those who are taken out frequently for walks and exercise but kept inside the rest of the time.

 

Don’t leave pets outdoors when the temperature drops. 

During walks, short-haired dogs may feel more comfortable wearing a sweater. No matter what the temperature is, windchill can threaten a pet’s life. Pets are sensitive to severe cold and are at risk for frostbite and hypothermia during extreme cold snaps. Exposed skin on noses, ears and paw pads can quickly freeze and suffer permanent damage.

 

Take precautions if your pet spends a lot of time outside

A dog or cat is happiest and healthiest when kept indoors. If for some reason your dog is outdoors much of the day, he or she must be protected by a dry, draft-free shelter that is large enough to allow the dog to sit and lie down comfortably but small enough to hold in his/her body heat. The floor should be raised a few inches off the ground and covered with cedar shavings or straw. The doorway should be covered with waterproof burlap or heavy plastic.

 

Help neighborhood outdoor cats 

If there are outdoor cats, either owned pets or community cats (ferals, who are scared of people, and strays, who are lost or abandoned pets) in your area, remember that they need protection from the elements as well as food and water. It’s easy to give them a hand.

 

Give your pets plenty of food and water 

Pets who spend a lot of time outdoors need more food in the winter because keeping warm depletes energy. Routinely check your pet’s water dish to make certain the water is fresh and unfrozen. Use plastic food and water bowls; when the temperature is low, your pet’s tongue can stick and freeze to metal.

First walk in the snow

Be careful with cats, wildlife and cars 

Warm engines in parked cars attract cats and small wildlife, who may crawl up under the hood. To avoid injuring any hidden animals, bang on your car’s hood to scare them away before starting your engine.

 

Protect paws from salt 

The salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice can irritate the pads of your pet’s feet. Wipe all paws with a damp towel before your pet licks them and irritates his/her mouth.

 

Avoid antifreeze poisoning 

Antifreeze is a deadly poison, but it has a sweet taste that may attract animals and children. Wipe up spills and keep antifreeze (and all household chemicals) out of reach. Coolants and antifreeze made with propylene glycol are less toxic to pets, wildlife and family.

 

Speak out if you see a pet left in the cold 

If you encounter a pet left in the cold, document what you see: the date, time, exact location and type of animal, plus as many details as possible. Video and photographic documentation (even a cell phone photo) will help bolster your case. Then contact your local animal control agency or county sheriff’s office and present your evidence. Take detailed notes regarding whom you speak with and when. Respectfully follow up in a few days if the situation has not been remedied.

 

 

SOURCE: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/protect_pets_winter.html