Friday, February 27, 2015

National Pet Sitter's Week

March 1st - 7th is Professional  Pet Sitters Week

As pet owners, we have all been there when you have needed someone to look after your dog or cat while you are away. There is no greater feeling of relief, and happiness than to know you have entrusted your best friends in the hands of someone who is qualified, trustworthy, loyal, and LOVES YOUR PETS.

In Guelph, we are blessed with so many great people and businesses that operate a Pet Sitting service.
One of our favourites to recommend to the pet parents who visit Royal City Animal Hospital, is Heidi's Happy Hounds.
Heidi is a great friend to Royal City Animal Hospital, who trusts us to look after the medical needs of her own dog, and we have known her for many years. She is a gem, and her service to our community is outstanding.

If you need some one to look after your dog, or cat while you are away - give Heidi a call.

Heidi's Happy Hounds. 

Book a free Meet 'N Greet today


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Continuing Education in Veterinary Health Care

The Veterinary Professionals at Royal City Animal Hospital in Guelph are always learning new things.....

In order to provide the best care possible for your ‪#‎cats‬ and ‪#‎dogs‬, our staff are constantly learning new things. 

This week, Our ‪#‎VeterinaryTechnician‬ Lisa will be attending the annual ‪#‎OAVTconference‬to Upgrade her skills in pet rehabilitation, pain control, IV fluid therapy, nursing techniques, and much more. 

We always strive to do the best for your pets, and continuing education is necessary to keep up on the latest advancements in ‪#‎veterinary‬ medicine.

We are here for your Dogs and Cats, and we are continually improving our knowledge and skills to continue to serve them better.

To schedule an Examination appointment for your Pet, please contact us:

Royal City Animal Hospital
245 Edinburgh Rd S. 
Guelph, ON

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Caturday Night Fever

At Royal City Animal Hospital in Guelph, we love cats, and we appreciate their unique behaviour quirks.
Instead of expecting a cat to not be a cat, we work hard to accommodate our feline patients and meet them more on their terms.

Cats feel stress and anxiety at a much more intense level than most people realize. Being creatures of habit, and very territorial animals - they aren't fond of changes. When you bring your cat to the Veterinarian, there is a lot going on that will cause your cat stress - The carrier, the car ride, the noises, the moving around....and the dogs that might be in the clinic.

We do everything we can to help minimize their stress.
One way is to schedule specific days where we only offer appointments for cats, so they don't have to see dogs.
We call these days "CATURDAYS" and these dedicated times are:

The 2nd Friday of every month - from 10 am - 1pm, 
The Last Tuesday of the month from 3pm - 7Pm 

If you would like to schedule your Cat in for an examination with Our veterinarian Dr Barbara Drewry during one of these "Cat-Friendly" appointment times, please call our Clinic.
We would also love to tell you about the other ways we work to make our clinic a more Positive environment for our Feline patients.

Royal City Animal Hospital
245 Edinburgh Rd S
Guelph, ON


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Dog Biscuit Day

Monday February 23rd is "DOG BISCUIT  APPRECIATION DAY"

At Royal City Animal Hospital in Guelph, we know how important giving your dog a treat is to the Human-Animal Bond. It is a great way to reward your dog for good behaviours, to help train them, and to show love (although treats for love is not ideal).

We offer a good variety of Dog biscuits that are healthy, tasty, and low in calorie so that treating your dog doesn't always mean adding to their weight.

One such biscuit is Rayne Clinical Nutrition's Apple & Pumpkin biscuits, which contain whole ingredients, no corn, no wheat, and no animal proteins. This means they are an excellent choice for dogs with any condition including food sensitivities, medical conditions, or weight loss program.

Ask our veterinary team at Royal City Animal Hospital about these nutritious and delicious Whole Food treats for your Dog.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Friday February 20th is "LOVE YOUR PET" day.

We know everyone loves their pet every day, so why celebrate a special day, right?

Like Valentines Day, it is a day we set aside to Show our dog, cat, or other pets how much they mean to us.

I know there are days in my life when things seem rough, all I need to forget the bad and see the good in the world is to look in the adoring face of my beloved dog.

He knows when I am down, angry, sad, or stressed, and he knows exactly what to do. He puts on that super cut face, and stares into my eyes. With that one small gesture - I know Life is wonderful.

I Love My pets. 

If you love your pets - send us a photo of the 2 of you together so we can share on our Facebook page. (

the face that makes everything better

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SHOP ONLINE with My Vet Store

Did you know you can order your Pet's food, medications, treats, toys and more online?
Contact the staff at Royal City Animal Hospital to learn more.

Now you can enjoy the benefits of home delivery of your pet’s diets, as well as a wide range of toys, treats and supplements! We trust you will enjoy spoiling your pets on-line and will appreciate the convenience of having your pet’s products delivered right to your home.If you are a registered user, access your account entering your login information into our sign-in box on this web page.To get started, call us at (519) 763-4992 or fill out our online registration form!
Sign-up now to enjoy these great benefits:

Order anytime at your convenience, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Delivery to your doorstep. No need to go out in the rain, the snow, traffic or during your busy day. Products can conveniently be delivered to you at home, work…where ever you need them.

No-Obligation Automatic Home Delivery. Have your chosen pet food delivered to your door, so you don't have to worry about running out! You select shipping frequency, can delay your shipment or cancel at any time!

Free Clinic Pick-Up. When you order online, you can also choose to pick-up your order at our clinic, it's always free.  It will be ready, waiting for you and paid for!

Huge Selection! We have a wide selection of products for your pet, like food, toys, treats, and shampoo…all approved by us and at a very competitive price.
Please note that prices indicated in our web store may be different than those in our facility and are subject to change without notice.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Are Valentines Day and Easter Dangerous for your Pet?

Many people love to celebrate Valentines day, and Easter with sweet treats like Chocolate.

While Chocolate may taste good and even have some health benefits for People, the same is not true for pets.

Dogs and cats can get very sick, and even die from eating chocolate. Depending on the size of the animal, the type of chocolate consumed (white, milk, dark, or Bakers), and the amount of it consumed - there can be some serious health issues for your dogs and cats.

This website has a great tool to help guide you to know how chocolate can affect pets.

IF your pet ever eats chocolate of any kind - the first thing you need to do is call your veterinarian right away. They can advise you if it is minor or if it is a cause for serious concern.

Enjoy your Valentines Day and Easter but keep your pets safe.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentines Day and Pets

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, so I thought I would take this opportunity to remind everyone of the hidden danger this day to celebrate love can bring -Chocolate

Every year for Valentine’s Day, many people receive gifts of chocolates from their special someone not realizing that this gift can be deadly to their other special someone – their dog.  Chocolate contains a chemical compound called theobromine, which is a stimulant that is found in the cocoa bean. This chemical is easily processed by humans  with no affect on our bodies, however dog’s metabolize this compound much more slowly and as a result it can lead to very serious health effects. Some of the symptoms of chocolate toxicity are vomiting and diarrhea, tremors, heart problems, seizures, and death. The severity of the problem depends upon a few factors; such as the size of the dog, the amount of chocolate consumed, and the type of chocolate that was eaten. White chocolate has much less theobromine in it than dark or baker’s chocolate and therefore the amount needed to cause a problem is greatly reduced.
Keep all chocolate out of reach from your dog – even the best dogs can be tempted by a tasty treat.
If your dog has eaten any chocolate – regardless of type, please consult with your veterinarian to ensure immediate attention can be given to your dog before the toxin has a chance to take effect. Your veterinarian will have better success in treating your dog for chocolate toxicity if immediate action is taken. Do not delay treatment or any reason.  When you call your veterinarian, be prepared to tell them what type of chocolate your dog ate, approximately how much was eaten, and when it was eaten.

Enjoy the day with your special someone – and your 4-legged valentine as well.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

RVT's on site at Royal City Animal Hospital

When it comes to your pet's health care, we know you have options.
Our goal at Royal City Animal Hospital is to provide the best possible care to your dogs and cats.
The staff at our veterinary clinic are knowledgeable in many areas of petcare, and each member of our staff has their own unique interests, passions, and areas of expertise.

One quality of our Animal Hospital in Guelph, is that we hire Registered Veterinary Technicians.
Lisa and Randi are both graduates of accredited schools for Veterinary technology, and animal health. Both also maintain their registration status with the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT), by abiding by codes of conduct, and maintaining continuing education standards requirements by constantly upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities at various conferences, seminars, and symposiums.

Lisa will be once again attending the OAVT conference - the annual Educational Conference for Veterinary Technicians in Ontario. She will learn more ways to improve the health of your Pets.

If you have a question about your pet's health - send her or Randi an email.