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Chidiac Animal Hospital

Dr. Barbara Ann Chidiac

Gravenhurst  687-7292





Cynthia Harcourt DVM


(905) 478-1995

Carol Graham DVM

Graham Animal Hospital (Hillsburg)

(519) 855-643

Paul McCutcheon DVM

East York Animal Clinic

(416) 757-3569



Stephen Choles DVM



Dr Jocelyn Knox




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Dogs Outside

(all sizes)

As of August 5, 2020

the prices are as follows:

$32 for 1 doggie,

$48 for 2,

$64 for 3- within the same family, sharing a space. You'll still get one free day per week. This is everything included, food, bedding, at least 3 walks each day (usually 4, often 5!).

Playday will now be $20.

About  Vaccinations

Here at the Doggie Motel, I realize that not all dogs can be vaccinated. Therefore, I do not insist that your dog has all its "shots". When you book into a hotel, do they ask you for proof of your vaccinations?

I myself prefer an holistic approach to health, but feel that what you decide with your veterinarian is your business.

If you are more comfortable vaccinating than not, please do so!  Again, it's up to you and your vet.

I do, however, insist on a 10 day (at least) "buffer zone" between your dog's last visit to the vet and first day here. This means that if you take your dog to the vet on the 12th of the month, it cannot come here until at least the 22nd. I have found this greatly reduces the incidence of illness such as "kennel cough" spreading. (Same idea as not going to a hospital, and then a retirement home) I know this is not what most other kennels do, but it works very well here. Please feel free to check with an holistic vet/ or health care professional for products such as nosodes. If there is an outbreak, we put homeopathic preventative for dog cough in everyone's water for the duration of their stay, and have Ultraviolet / Ionic air cleaners in the kennel.

I believe we should be as kind to Mother Nature as possible. That's why I don't use anything toxic, such as chlorine bleach in my kennel. I use only hydrogen peroxide, Orange A-Peel (a natural citrus peel cleaner) and fully biodegradable soap by Nature Clean to wash the floor, walls and dishes with.  I don't let anything that has been washed with scented detergents or sprayed with fabric "fresheners" in here if I can help it. These products are toxic.

Dogs have very sensitive noses, and I imagine that it's very uncomfortable, if not painful for them to be exposed to these harmful chemicals. I know it is for me. Washing the item in hot water and unscented detergent, then drying it out in the sun on an old fashioned clothesline will kill any odour-causing bacteria.

Please keep this in mind when bringing your dog to stay with me! Thanks.


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