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Closed Family Day Long Weekend

Feb 15, 2019

Parkdale Veterinary Clinic is closed in observance of Family Day, from Friday February 15, 2019 at 5:30pm and will re-open Tuesday February 19, 2019 at 8am.


Wishing everyone a happy, enjoyable and warm Family Day weekend, spent with friends, family, and our furry companions!

Pet Weight Loss Journey

Feb 25, 2019

DID YOU KNOW?

56% of dogs and 60% of cats in North America are obese. There are multiple diseases that are associated with obesity in pets including: a decreased life span, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, respiratory disease, hepatic lipidosis, increased surgical and anesthetic risk and arthritis.

An ideal body condition of a pet is one in which there is a visible waist when looking at your pet from a top view. You should also be able to feel your pet’s ribs, but not be able to visibly see the ribs when you lightly rub along their sides.

Weight loss journeys for pets can help to significantly improve a pet’s quality of life. When your pet has completed their weight loss journey and is maintaining their ideal weight, you will notice an improvement in your pet’s activity and energy levels, a reduction in begging behaviours, it may help decrease the severity of your pet’s compounded health issues and can help to increase the life span of your pet.

Not only can your pet’s weight loss journey help make your pet more active, it can also allow you to become more active!

The team at Parkdale Veterinary Clinic would be pleased to chat with you regarding your pet’s unique nutritional needs.

Tick Awareness Month

Mar 05, 2019

With the cold weather hopefully taking a back seat to warmer temperatures moving in, ticks will begin taking up residence in Alberta. When temperatures reach and remain around 4°C and above, ticks will become more prevalent. Ticks typically reside in long grassy areas, and have been spotted in the mountains, and off-leash dog parks even within Calgary!

March is Tick Awareness Month and to kick start Tick Awareness Month, Parkdale Veterinary Clinic will be introducing a species of tick every week on their Facebook. First up are the Ixodes spp. This species include the Blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) and Western blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus). These ticks are the most common ticks seen in Canada that affect dogs and cats and can transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.

If you are planning on going to the mountains for hiking, camping, or plan on visiting off-leash dog parks and parks within Calgary, and need more information regarding internal and external parasite prevention, contact Parkdale Veterinary Clinic at 403-283-0305 or email us at [email protected] and/ or visit our website at www.parkdalevetclinic.com.

Reminder: Daylight Savings this weekend!

Mar 08, 2019

This weekend is daylight savings time. Remember to turn your clocks forward by one hour this Sunday March 10, 2019 at 3am!!

Spring Plant Safety!

Apr 02, 2019

Spring is a time we all like to redecorate our homes and add a little colour into our homes with plants. With Easter around the corner, many of us like to decorate with lilies; however, individuals should be cautious if kitties are living in the home or frequent the area.

Lilies are quite toxic to cats! One to two pedals or leaves and even the pollen or water from the vase is enough to cause severe toxicity.

If you suspect your kitty has ingested any part of the lily plant, please seek immediate veterinary care!

Common signs to watch for:

-Lethargy

-Inappetence

-Vomiting

-Diarrhea

-Dehydration

-Increase or decrease in urination

Please contact Parkdale Veterinary Clinic with any questions!

Happy Mother's Day

May 05, 2019

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms of our human and furry children! You are all wonderful individuals and Parkdale Veterinary Clinic wishes you a very special day!

Closed Heritage Day Long Weekend

Aug 02, 2019

Parkdale Veterinary Clinic is closed in observance of Heritage Day, from Friday August 2, 2019 at 4:00pm and will re-open Tuesday August 6, 2019 at 7am.

Wishing everyone a happy, enjoyable and warm Heritage Day weekend, spent with friends, family, and our furry companions!

Blue Green Algae Advisory

Aug 02, 2019

In recent news, there have been reports from Alberta Health Services issuing advisories about the blooming blue green algae in our Alberta lakes. These advisories will remain in effect until further notice until the issue has been resolved.

This blue green algae is a cyanobacteria found in freshwater streams, ponds and lakes, and is toxic to humans and pets!

Common signs: vomiting, diarrhea, pale mucous membranes, bloody or black stool, seizures, disorientation, difficulty breathing, jaundice, and in some cases may be fatal to your pet. Please seek immediate veterinary care if you believe your pet has been exposed to blue green algae.

Below is a link with more information on blue green algae and where advisories are in place.

Do not hesitate to contact your veterinary clinic for more information.

https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/blue-green-algae/?fbclid=IwAR1Mj4yrC1u1FuvjkaiAyeF_bOxpLMAqU_DOf07Nf0gE2RC6U6uk3ZT7Qz4


Halloween Contest Rules

Oct 21, 2019

Parkdale Veterinary Clinic Halloween Contest

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER AND WIN.

To be eligible to enter this contest the owner of the pet must be 18 years or older and an active client of Parkdale Veterinary Clinic. The contest will run the entire month of October 2019.

To enter:

- Like Parkdale Veterinary Clinic’s Facebook page.

- Submit a photo by posting it to Parkdale’s Facebook messenger section on our Facebook page.

- Photos must be of solely cat(s) or dog(s), stationary or action shots, of your pet dressed up for Halloween.

By submitting a photo:

- Clients agree to having that photo displayed on Parkdale Veterinary Clinic social media.

- Clients agree to having that photo displayed in the reception area of Parkdale Veterinary Clinic.

- Clients agree to this list of requirements, rules and regulations.

Prizes:

-There will be one feline gift basket and one canine gift basket that can be won, which is filled with treats and goodies supplied by veterinary companies.

- 1 feline winner and one canine winner will be selected from a draw every week. The weekly draw will include all photos submitted during the week in play from the Monday to the Sunday of each week.

- The feline winner and canine winner of each week will be placed into the finale draw which will take place November 1, 2019.

- There will be one finale draw for felines and one finale draw for canines.

- The winners of the contest will be displayed on the Parkdale Veterinary Clinic’s Facebook page after the contest closes, as well as on the winning gift baskets.

Contest closes October 31, 2019.

Christmas Raffle Rules

Dec 02, 2019

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER AND WIN.

To be eligible to enter this contest the owner of the pet must be 18 years or older.

ONE SUBMISSION PER PET.

To enter:

- Fill out a raffle ticket with your name and phone number.

- Submit your completed raffle ticket into the raffle box.

- By entering a raffle ticket, clients agree to this list of requirements, rules and regulations.

Prizes:

-There will be one canine and feline gift basket that can be won, which is filled with treats and goodies supplied by veterinary companies.

- 1 lucky winner will be selected from a raffle box on December 20, 2019. The raffle draw will include all submitted raffle tickets from the start of the raffle up until December 20, 2019 from the start of the raffle.

- The winner will be contacted via the contact information provided on the raffle ticket.

-If the winner has not picked up the gift basket by January 20, 2020, another winner will be drawn.

Contest closes December 20, 2019.

Updated Clinic Hours

August 17, 2020

Exciting news!

Effective August 24, 2020, Parkdale Veterinary Clinic will be updating their clinic hours. Clinic hours will be Monday to Thursday from 7am to 5pm. Parkdale Veterinary Clinic will be closed Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and all statutory holidays. The adjustment to clinic hours are the clinic adapting to the developing nature of society while still trying to provide consistency, availability, and ease for clients. We appreciate your continued support and cooperation as we navigate these adaptations! Please contact the clinic for more information. Thank you and stay safe and healthy!!

Parkdale Closed for Labour Day

September 3, 2020

In observance of Labour Day, Parkdale Veterinary Clinic will be closed from Thursday September 3, 2020 at 5pm, until Tuesday September 8, 2020 at 7am.


In case of emergencies, please contact your local emergency clinic.


Have a safe, happy and healthy holiday!

Parkdale Halloween Quiz Contest

October 1-29, 2020

Happy October!! Parkdale is celebrating by opening up their Halloween contest for everyone to participate! Click on the link below to enter.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L8DMVCB

Contest runs October 1, 2020 to October 29, 2020.

Good luck!!

#parkdalevetclinic #happyhalloween #quizcontest

Parkdale Holiday Season Update!


November 16, 2020

Parkdale Veterinary Clinic will be closed during the holiday season on the following days:

December 24, 2020 (Christmas Eve) – CLOSED

December 25, 2020 (Christmas Day) - CLOSED

December 26, 2020 (Boxing Day) - CLOSED

December 27, 2020 – CLOSED

December 28, 2020 – CLOSED

December 31, 2020 (New Year’s Eve) - CLOSED

January 1, 2021 (New Year’s Day) - CLOSED

January 2, 2021 - CLOSED

January 3, 2021 – CLOSED


Parkdale will be open during the holiday season on the following days:

December 29, 2020 and December 30, 2020 from 8am to 2pm

No appointments, including nail trims and anal glands, and no surgeries available during these days!


Please consider ordering food with home delivery to your house through our online store at parkdalevetclinic.clientvantage.ca. Register for an account, allow 24 hours for activation during regular business hours, and shop to your heart’s content. Home delivery is advised due to the current global pandemic, and due to reduced clinic hours during the holiday season as in clinic ordering will be at a minimum.

Parkdale Covid-19 Protocol Update!


November 25, 2020

Updated Parkdale Veterinary Clinic protocols, starting November 30/2020.

1. Call the clinic at 403-283-0305 when you have arrived for your appointment. Please tell us the make and model of the car you are in so we can wave you to the door for transfer when the clinic is clean.

2. Curbside appointments ONLY! Please have your pre-exam questionnaire ready and filled out.

3. Please ensure you have enough phone battery and are by the preferred phone that was specified to call for the appointment.

4. Please be patient if you are not able to get through to the clinic right away. We may be on both lines helping another client as current call volumes are quite high.


5. Parkdale is moving to have food/ supplement special orders to be placed only through Parkdale’s online store with HOME DELIVERY OPTION. Online store website is: parkdalevetclinic.clientvantage.ca

• Please register for an account, allow 24 hours for activation during business hours, and then re-sign on to shop to your heart’s content! Please call the clinic if you have any questions or cannot find something on the store.

• This is due to the occurrence and relevant numbers of Covid-19 in the community, for Parkdale team member and client safety, as well as due to limited room to store special orders in the clinic.


6. Please allow 24-48 hours minimum for all medication refills.

7. Please have your dog on a leash and your cat in a carrier for easy transfer to one of the Parkdale team members.

8. Please let Parkdale know if you have recently travelled within Canada or outside of Canada in the past 2 weeks, have been in contact with anyone positive for Covid-19, or if you have symptoms and/ or tested positive for Covid-19.


Thank you for your understanding and patience as we all navigate through these unprecedented times!! Parkdale is committed to providing quality service to your pets, as well as maintaining the health and safety of its team members, and pet owners!!