BELLBRAE ANIMAL HOSPITAL
4538 County Rd 124, 1 mile South of Collingwood
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PHONE: 705‑445‑5154 for details
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For directions to tree farm please see map under Contact Us.
Bellbrae Animal Hospital is committed to providing our services in a way that respects the dignity of people with disabilities and meets their needs in a timely manner with independence. We strive to make our services accessible and continue to work on accessibility improvements.
If you encounter a problem, please contact us using the feedback formats below.
Individuals may provide feedback to Bellbrae Animal Hospital in any of the following ways:
By email, to firstname.lastname@example.org
By contacting us at 705‑445‑5154
In writing, by fax at 705-445-7282 by mailing or hand delivery to Bellbrae Animal Hospital at the following address:
Bellbrae Animal Hospital
4538 County Road 124 South
We are dedicated to keeping your pet(s) healthy so that you may enjoy the special wonders a pet can add to your life.
Note: This email is checked daily during business hours only. If you have a sick pet or an emergency situation, please call 705‑445‑5154.
2015 Readers' Choice Award!
Bellbrae Animal Hospital was selected by The Sun and The Connection by their readers as their favourite veterinarian.
Check out some of the great articles below that will help you take care of your pet's health.
"Along with April showers and May flowers, veterinarians have come to expect another harbinger of spring: itchy dogs. Once the weather gets warmer, we start to see our most common skin related complaints which can include everything from generalized itchiness, to ear infections to hot spots."
Spaying or Neutering Pets
"The reproductive system of dogs and cats are much different from humans, and are different from each other. By understanding these differences and how it affects the health and behaviour of our pets, we can gain a better understanding of why spaying and neutering helps avoid the distress, inconvenience and expense of several health concerns."
Dealing with Heartworm
What is Heartworm?
Heartworm is a parasite that lives in the heart and pulmonary vessels of dogs and other canids including coyotes and fox. It is spread between animals when a mosquito bites an infected dog and takes a blood meal that includes the larval (baby) stage of the worm. The larvae mature in the mosquito and infect a new host when the mosquito bites a previously uninfected dog, and matures over the course of 5-7 months. Untreated, mature heartworms inhabiting the heart and pulmonary vessels eventually can lead to heart failure, organ failure and death.
Heartworm is endemic in areas where mosquitoes live year round, and is so prevalent throughout the United States that the American Heartworm Society recommends year round preventative for all states.
What About the Prevalence of Heartworm in Ontario?
In a 2010 study conducted by Dr. J. Slocombe at the Ontario Veterinary College surveyed clinics across Canada to determine the prevalence of heartworm disease. In Ontario, 431 dogs were diagnosed with heartworm, of which 51% had no travel history.