Welcome to Falconridge Animal Hospital. We are a primary care veterinary clinic located in Falconridge, in the north-east of Calgary. We have experienced and knowledgeable veterinarians, as well as skilled and caring support staff, who strive to provide the highest quality of care for your pets. We work closely with the surrounding 24-hour care and referral facilities to ensure that your pet receives the same quality of care outside of our regular business hours. We look forward to seeing you and your pet!
And don't forget, Dr. Rix LOVES guinea pigs!🥰 Thanks Wilfred for reminding us!
We want to say a big THANK YOU to all of our lovely clients for being kind and gentle with us during COVID-19.
It has been really HARD not seeing our people! WE MISS YOU! But we love seeing your pets inside the clinic.
THANK YOU for being so accommodating with our COVID protocols that help keep everyone safe. We appreciate the respect and thoughtfulness that you've shown us during this time!
- Jamie, Jackie, Megan, Dr. Rix, Zeanna, Nicole, Dr. Mortier, Mallory, Dr. Crittenden--
Check out our patients, Delilah and Oliver! Their family moved to Ecuador! Their move got delayed due to COVID-19, but last week, they finally got to go!!
Hope you love Ecuador, Delilah and Oliver!
Ollie and Tahli came in for their first vaccines this week! They played with toys, they got snuggled, Ollie tried to steal Callie's food and made her jump! Kitten time is so much fun!
Happy Canada Day, eh!
We are closed today, but will open again on Thursday, July 2 at 9am!
Here is another lap dog! Nugget didn't want to sit on the floor alone during her check-up, so our 4th year vet student, Kaylie quickly provided a lap!
Some of you may have heard a new voice on the phone recently. This is our final year veterinary student who's been spending the past six weeks at the clinic! She has a special interest in exotic pets and has thoroughly enjoyed learning all about their care! Here she is with Nugget, who was in for a neuter and was a spectacular patient 🐰
The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued a RECALL of some Carnivora brand frozen, raw pet foods. These foods have been linked with E.coli 0157 type illness in people.
This is a reminder to be very careful if you choose to feed your pet raw pet food.
Please visit the following website for more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/public-health-notices/2020/outbreak-e-coli-frozen-raw-pet-food.html?fbclid=IwAR3dN9cI9bY5q5juvkLRKpPL8SJ32NALpf5OsBe0eMxuaapn8ifCnPmQvBc
These social distancing vet visits are hard, but not for Riley.
Riley usually hates the vet, but because her Mom had to wait in the car, Riley quickly found a new friend in Dr. Rix.
Who knew that Riley is a lap dog after all!
DID YOU KNOW ?!?!
Cats make about 100 different sounds! and Dogs make only about 10!
Fun fact. Did you know ?!
A Group of pugs is called a GRUMBLE !!
Tick season has arrived! Protecting your furry friends is important! Call us for more information! 403-590-9111
We will be closed on Monday May 18th for Victoria Day🍁! If you have any concerns please contact your nearest emergency veterinary clinic:
VCA Calgary North
4204 4 St NW
VCA CARE Centre
7140 12 St SE
Have a safe and happy weekend! 😁
This is Codee Bear. Codee Bear grew a lump near his ear that needed to be removed. Codee Bear had to wear an ear bandage to keep his ear hair out of his incision. Codee Bear is not happy about it, but he's just so darned cute.
So, I've been in self-isolation for a while.... I haven't even put away the Easter decorations yet! But, I have been doing a LOT of cuddling with my stuffy friends because I can't see any of my favourite clients!
Practicing physical distancing! For our safety and yours!
Good Morning All!
We've updated our website with some notes about how we've modified our clinic to accommodate patients during this pandemic.
Due to staff shortages, we've also had to reduce our open hours to Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, starting Monday, March 23.
Vets, techs, and clinic support staff across Calgary are sticking together and working HARD to keep pets healthy and fed during this difficult time!
Wash your hands and stay healthy everyone!!
Please see our website:
Image credit: Photo by CDC on Unsplash
Our pets safety is always important, but these are great reminders as we are officially in Spring!
Information on COVID-19 from The Alberta Veterinary Medical Association.
albertaanimalhealthsource.ca The Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) would like to address the concern that many Albertans have regarding their f
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Did you know?
Dogs have approximately 1,700 taste buds, allowing them to fully enjoy the taste of food.
Dear Valued Clients,
In light of the global concerns regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), we are taking extra measures to protect the health of everyone that comes to Falconridge Animal Hospital, including our staff. We want to be healthy so that we can continue look after your pets!
Because we are a health facility, we were already practicing cleaning and disinfection strategies to prevent disease spread. We have stepped up our routine disinfection protocols so that everything regularly handled by humans at our Hospital gets disinfected several times daily.
We ask that if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, dry cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, sore throat, headaches, muscle aches and pains, chills, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, please let us know and we’ll re-schedule your pet’s appointment. Our Missed Appointment Policy will be waived for anyone cancelling or re-scheduling due to sickness.
And clients, if you are self-isolating or unwell, and your pet needs food or essential medications, please let us know and we will try our best to help out.
For further information on COVID-19, please refer to https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx
Thank you for your understanding during this time and stay healthy!
alberta.ca Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
It isn't always the obvious signs that we see when our dogs are fearful!
For our clients with pets on Purina diets.
Effective April 1st, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets will have a price increase. The increase will vary by product.
A great article to on the COVID-19 and your pets.
criticalcaredvm.com The novel coronavirus called COVID-19 is not thought to cause clinical disease in companion animals, including cats and dogs.
March is National Tick Awareness Month! Ticks can be found anywhere.
Dogs and cats have long ear canals that are warm, dark and moist, the perfect environment for yeast and bacteria to grow into a painful ear infection.
Here are some signs to look for:
1. Thick, brown or yellow discharge
(Black discharge could mean ear mites!)
2. Foul odor
3. Redness or swelling in the canal
4. Crusty scabs or sores
5. Frequent head shaking
or scratching at the ear
If you have questions or would like to know more about Ticks and other external or internal parasites, please give us a call.
Ticks can be active in temperatures as low as 4 degrees celsius and can carry the bacteria that causes lyme disease in humans and pets. Therefore it's important to think of every season as tick season. To learn more about the risks associated with ticks, how to prevent bites, remove a tick and submit it for testing, reference the article below.
Contact your veterinarian if you have any questions relating to ticks or lyme disease, or if you require assistance in removal.
Interesting Dog Laws
wideopenpets.com Keeping your pup on the straight and narrow is harder than you thought. These strange dog laws aren't what you were expecting.
March is pet poison awareness month. It is important to know what is poisonous and toxic to our pets. Here is a list of the top 10 dog and cat poisons we can find in our homes. If you think your pet has consumed any of these items, it is always best to give us a call, we are here to help!
2.Mouse and Rat Poisons (rodenticides)
3.Vitamins and Minerals (e.g., Vitamin D3, iron, etc.)
4.NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)
5.Cardiac Medications (e.g., calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, etc.)
6.Cold and Allergy Medications (e.g., pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, etc.)
7.Antidepressants (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
8.Xylitol (common in toothpaste and chewing gum – read your labels to ensure your pet is safe!)
9.Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol)
1.Topical spot-on insecticides
5.Insoluble Oxalate Plants (e.g., Dieffenbachia, Philodendron, etc.)
6.Human and Veterinary NSAIDs
7.Cold and Flu Medication (e.g., Tylenol)
10.Mouse and Rat Poison
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