COVID-19 Update 4/24/2020

Although it seems like Spring might never actually arrive, flowers are starting to bloom and the weather is slowly getting warmer. That means your pets are at an increased risk because ticks are especially active in the spring months. The best way to keep your pets safe from parasites is to make sure they are protected. We recommend the use of tick and flea protection year-round and have several effective products available. Please call us to order your pet’s parasite preventative or you can order through our hospital app. We are offering car-side pick-up or home delivery for your pet’s medication during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The media tales of pandemic puppies and quarantine kitties that you’ve heard about are not myths. We are seeing an increase in new four-legged family members. Fostering has increased in our area as well. Studies suggest that a lack of socialization as a puppy can lead to behavioral problems like separation anxiety, noise phobia or fear aggression. You are probably wondering how you can socialize your new pet in the age of social distancing. While socializing with other people and pets isn’t a possibility right now, there are situations that you can expose your puppy to - like different surfaces and sounds. Check out this great resource for non-social puppy socialization ideas. 
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If your pet experiences any issues when we are closed, Animal Urgent Care at Pittsford Animal Hospital is open on Saturdays from 2-8 pm and on Sundays from 9am - 5pm. Animal Urgent Care is located at 2816 Monroe Avenue. They have also implemented car-side service, so please call when you arrive (585) 442-6915.

Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They have also moved to a car-side format. Please call ahead (585) 424-1277.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call. We are open and booking appointments for pets experiencing any medical problems, new puppies/kittens in need of vaccinations, puppy/kittens in the middle of a vaccination series and adult pets in the middle of a vaccination series.

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