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In acknowledgement of a healthy work-life balance, and with the availability of numerous reliable emergency veterinary clinics in our surrounding area, we will now be CLOSED ON STATUTORY HOLIDAYS effective immediately. We will also be CLOSED SUNDAYS for the immediate future with a plan to reevaluate Sunday hours the end of May. We thank all of our clients for their understanding with the changes and disruptions over this past year as we have worked through renovations and on policies to enhance you and your pets's experience with us here at Scottsdale Veterinary Hospital.

For emergency concerns after hours, please call:

ANIMAL EMERGENCY CLINIC OF THE FRASER VALLEY, 6325 204 ST, LANGLEY - 604-514-1711
MAINLAND ANIMAL EMERGENCY CLINIC, 15338 FRASER HWY, SURREY - 604-588-4000
VANCOUVER ANIMAL EMERGENCY AND REFERRAL CENTRE, 6303 ALBERTA ST, VANCOUVER - 604-879-3737

For medication refills or special orders please call (604-590-2121) or email (reception@scottsdalevethospital.com) at least a few days prior to completing your current prescription or a week prior for any special order products. We are in the process of exploring options for an online webstore to be linked to our website that will help make refills and ordering much easier in the future.

From the Scottsdale Veterinary Team, we thank you.

New Patients Welcome

Call us at 604-590-2121.

Motion Sickness

Motion sickness

If the thought of putting your pet into the car makes one or both of you nauseated, we can help!

Motion sickness can affect dogs as well as people. In dogs it usually begins with nausea and drooling and can quickly progress to vomiting. When this happens it can make the car ride unpleasant for everyone.

To solve this problem you must desensitize your pet to the motion of the car. Some dogs will start to drool if even near the car because they have come to associate the car with feeling sick.

The first step is to simply put your dog in the car (do not start the engine initially) and have them learn it is a safe place. Use the kennel or seatbelt harness as you normally would and just let them relax - take a book and read a few pages while you wait. Once they have settled you can give a treat or play with a toy to make the experience even more positive. Repeat this until they are comfortable, then progress to starting the engine and waiting a few minutes for them to relax, again give a treat or play a game.

From here you can progess to backing the car down the driveway and returning.  When they are comfortable with this, you should be able to progress to a short trip around the block. Try to do the training on an empty stomach to increase your success. Gradually as your dog gets used to the movement he or she should start to enjoy the rides and even look forward to them.

If your pet still struggles with nausea after trying this desensitization program talk to your veterinarian and we can decide if a product like gravol might be suitable or if the anti-nausea medication Cerenia might be a better choice for your 4 legged friend. Cerenia lasts for 24 hours, so it might be a good choice if you are planning a long road trip.

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