With the guidance and mentorship of our director Tanya, our health care team is ready to help!
We provide nail trims, tooth and ear cleanings, body checks, and nutritional advice.
We know your pet's health is important to you, so we talk you through everything we do, and explain why we're doing it. Had trouble with nail trims in the past? All of our staff is experienced in positive-progressive dog training, and will work to desensitize them to health care. We keep track of each visit so that we can be consistent and track progress.
Before the Visit
A few tips to set your dog up for a positive trim
We'd recommend an on-leash march of at least an hour, or give them a solid run beforehand. Exercise releases endorphins and reduces stress, so this is a really big one!
2. Bring 'em hungry
Skipping breakfast will make it more likely for them to want to work for the treats we'll be supplying.
3. Keep calm
Your dog can sense your emotions, try to be calm and confident and they will be too! You don't need to console them or comfort them, especially if they don't seem stressed already. Unnecessarily trying to comfort them may actually bring on stress; you're telling them there's something to be stressed about!
** Difficult dogs on Saturdays only!
Stats weekends sometimes closed - call to confirm or check our Social Media!
Fridays & Sundays
Nail trim (10 minutes)
1 staff member $15
Ear clean $5
Please note, nail trims requiring 2 staff members are available on Saturdays only.
Nail Trim (10 minutes)
1 staff member $15
2 staff members $25
First Visit (20 minutes)
Desensitizing for new clients, puppies, or difficult cases.
2 staff members $40
Ear clean $5
Massage is an integral part of holistic care, both for humans and pets.
It has been proven to reduce pain and muscle tension, which are common in older pets and breeds prone to hip and back problems, as well as very active dogs.
RELIEVING MUSCLE TENSION NOT ONLY FEELS GOOD IN THE MOMENT, IT CAN PREVENT LONG-TERM INJURIES FROM ARISING.
We are thrilled to be joining forces with Marta of All Paws Massage, who is certified in providing massage for small animals. She will be taking clients in our new practitioner's room every Wednesday from 4-6pm for 30 minute sessions of bliss.
$40 for 30 minutes
SHE WILL ALSO BE HOSTING MONTHLY WORKSHOPS, click here for dates.
You can learn more about Marta's experience and services on her website. Please see below a list of the three types of massage she offers:
Call or email to book today!
Each massage session is tailored to your dog's specific needs; we work together through tension, restriction, pain and stiffness to maintain or improve mobility and to bring a sense of ease and relaxation that will in turn boost the immune system, improve breathing patterns and restore energy flows.
Each session typically includes Swedish massage techniques, range of motion, stretching, acupressure and essential oils. Ideal for seniors, active dogs, dogs recovering from injuries (requires veterinary clearance).
Is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to alleviate pain and restore motion. Ideal for senior pets or dogs recovering from injury.
Reiki is a Japanese form of gentle and non-invasive energy work, based on the premise that energetic imbalances are the root cause of physical dysfunction. This healing energy is channeled through the practitioner's hands to assist with self-healing, releasing energy blocks, easing pain and discomfort. Ideal for senior, anxious or fearful dogs.
We will also be hosting monthly Workshops with Marta, where you can come in and learn about how massage can help, and what you can do at home.
The topics include massage for seniors, massage for active dogs, and meditation with your dog. Check our Workshop page for exact dates, and contact us to sign up!
Dr. Dodd's Food Sensitivity Test
If you've been trying to find the source of your pet's allergy symptoms but are feeling lost, we may have the solution for you.
If your pet is showing symptoms you'd associate with allergies like hot spots, irritated bowels, gassiness, or loss of fur, it is possible they have a food intolerance. We know that figuring out exactly what may not be sitting well can be time consuming, frustrating, and expensive.
We have an alternative. Dr. Jean Dodd has developed a saliva test that will determine the level of intolerance to 24 commonly ingested foods by dogs and cats. In 2-4 weeks, you will have your results.
The test is easy. Simply fast your dog for 12 hours, and make sure they don't drink for 2 hours before coming in. We will help you get the saliva sample, and send it off for you. When the results come in, we will sit down with you to work out a diet change specially designed for your pet!
No hassle, no needles, no stress, just results.
$400 + GST
Results in approx 3 weeks
diet plan and 20 minute consultation provided
Add Onto an Overnight Stay
Every stay comes with tooth brushing, maintenance coat-brushing, ear checks and cleaning if necessary, and whole-body checks.
We are passionate about prevention, and we always have your pet's health in mind.
Tune Up - $20
A healthcare provider will perform a nail trim, ear clean, teeth brush, body check and provide a report card on our findings.
Bath - $40
Bath & Brush Out - $60