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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Dog Skin Care

Skin diseases can be a frequent or chronic problem in some patients. The causes of skin issues can be variable and can have multiple aspects. Sometimes skin problems are due to coming into contact with organisms such as ringworm (actually a fungus, not a worm). Being exposed to something in the environment which can be a common cause of allergies, eating certain types of food can cause allergies, and exposure to fleas & ticks can lead to a whole host of problems with the skin as your pet scratches and breaks the skin barrier.

Some skin diseases can be immune-mediated or hereditary and could also be due to metabolic diseases. Diagnosing the cause of your pet’s skin disease can be challenging, and some patience is needed. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause, and symptomatic treatment can sometimes be instituted for immediate relief. Our veterinarians will discuss the options for diagnosis and treatment during a consultation in the clinic.

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What Is a Dental Nerve Block?

Have you been to the dentist and received local freezing? If so, then you have had a dental nerve block. Most dental procedures produce strong sensory stimuli to the point that it affects the amount of general anesthetic required and a painful recovery.

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Last updated: June 15, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Kingston Veterinary Clinic