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.
Cats are laid back and enjoy activities like napping, basking in the sun and of course, eating. Cats are also intrinsic hunters that love the thrill of the chase. The house cat is also a regular groomer. By tapping into these instincts, you can make your cat happier physically and mentally. Here are some easy ways to bond with your pet.
Laser pointers are inexpensive, and the kitties LOVE these things. That allusive red dot can awaken your cat’s ingrained desire to hunt and stalk. It’s also very user-friendly. Laser pointers are loved by cats young and old.
Mylar ball – the crinkly plastic balls also trigger a playing hunting reaction with cats. The balls are an excellent alternative to a fabric fish or mouse. The plastic provides a crunch when bitten and tumbles across the floor quickly when swatted. In my own experience, my most senior feline preferred the mylar balls over a catnip mouse any day.
Catnip or Honey Suckle – cats usually prefer either catnip or honeysuckle. Both products contain naturally derived plant products that trigger a psychedelic response for cats. After dispensing the product onto a toy (such as a mylar ball or scratching post) expect a sudden burst of energy, dilated pupils or just a happy cat rolling around making out with their toys.
Brushing your feline frequently will not only make your kitty feel pampered and soft, but it’s also incredibly beneficial for their health! Brushes like the zoom groom or undercoat rake are about $10. Most cats will happily sit on your lap and enjoy a thorough brushing. The zoom groom has thick rubber spikes that gently massages the skin while you brush. The undercoat rake is very effective for cats with long or thick fur. Regular brushing is the single most effective way to prevent hairballs.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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 Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 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 Morinville Veterinary Clinic