Yonge Street Animal Hospital
2722 Yonge Street
(On Yonge Between Eglinton & Lawrence)
Small Animal Toronto Vet Clinic
To schedule your next veterinary appointment or check-up call 647-846-6806 or complete our vet appointment request form and we will contact you within one business day.
Small animals and exotics are a horse of a different color. No, that's not right. Small animals and exotics can sometimes be a chameleon of a different colour. Or a rabbit. A guinea pig. A gerbil. Or a hamster. A parrot. A cockatoo. A conure. A budgie. An iguana. A python. A pig. (Hmmmm, maybe those last two shouldn't be so close together.) Or a hedgehog. You'd be suprised at what come through our doors.
At Toronto veterinary clinic, Yonge Street Animal Hospital, we treat all creatures great and small and we're inclined to believe, as so many of our clients do, that our four-footed, winged or cold-blooded companions no matter the shape, size or species can transcend friendship to become family. And like family, they need the best care we can afford them including food, shelter, security and well-being. As with children, as pet parents, we know our animals best and behavioural changes are first indicators that a vet visit maybe in order.
In an ideal world, any new animalian member to the household should be treated to a visit to the vet. Particularly those that come at not insignificant cost as that preliminary vet visit will help both your and your veterinary team understand your pet's "baseline".
The protocol for your first vet visit is routine, typical and will prove similar to each subsequent vet visit for a check-up. During the wellness exam you can expect your veterinarian to ask about your pet's diet, exercise, breathing, thirst, elimination patterns and other general quality of life circumstances. (In some instances this may be difficult for you to detail - worry not, you're in the hands of a trained pet medical professional.) Beyond the oral examination, the physical component of the exam typically starts with weight, walking and standing, whether your pet appears bright, alert and engaged, his or her coat condition (coat permitting), skin, eyes, nose, face, ears mouth and teeth.
Beyond the oral and physical exam components, your vet will also listen to both the heart and lungs (breathing) to ensure no obvious underlying issues for your pet. And finally, your vet will palpate or feel specific areas of your kitten including but not limited to pulse, lymph nodes, legs, abdomen and other areas around the kidneys, stomach and liver.
Following the check-up and exam, your Yonge Street Animal Hospital veterinarian will typically make preventive medication recommendations and treatment suggestions including for example, updating vaccinations, parasite control including fleas, ticks, internal parasites and heartworm and any weight management issues identified. Depending on your pet, blood work may also be required to ensure a complete and thorough exam.
To schedule your first Toronto veterinary clinic, Yonge Street Animal Hospital check-up for your small animal exotic pet or should you have a question about any veterinary or emergency veterinary clinic procedure please contact us at 647-846-6806 or complete our veterinary appointment form. We offer early morning, late evening Saturday morning hours for your convenience.