805 O'Connor Dr, East York, ON M4B 2S7

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Mon - Fri : 8:30am - 6:30pm

Sat : 9:30am - 3:30pm

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(416) 751-4000

New Pet Owner Information

Congratulations on your new pet! Whether it’s a playful puppy, a curious kitten, or a rescue finding their forever home, East York Animal Clinic is here to support you as a pet owner. Explore essential tips for keeping your furry friend happy, healthy, and safe on this page. Our experienced team offers personalized care tailored to your pet’s needs. Welcome to the East York Animal Clinic!

Pet Services Your New Pet Will Require in the First 12 Months

Veterinary Examination (First Appointment, Ongoing)

We believe in getting to know you, your pet, and their lifestyle during our thorough examinations. This helps us ensure your pet’s well-being through head-to-tail assessments. Plus, it’s an excellent opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.

Puppy and Kitten Vaccinations (Week 8, 12, 16)

Early vaccination is crucial for lifelong health. Proper timing of vaccines helps build your pet’s immunity against diseases, ensuring they stay healthy.

Dog and Cat Vaccinations (Every 1-3 Years)

Vaccines protect against common infectious diseases, safeguarding your pet’s health and preventing transmission to humans.

Dog and Cat Deworming (Week 2 up to 6 months)

Preventative deworming is essential to combat intestinal parasites and maintain your pet’s health.

Dog and Cat Spaying/Neutering (Around 6 months)

Aside from controlling pet overpopulation, spaying/neutering can prevent various health and behavioral issues.

Dog and Cat Microchipping (Anytime)

Microchipping provides permanent identification for lost pets, ensuring their safe return.

Dog and Cat Flea & Tick Prevention (Year-round)

Annual exams ensure proper prescription of flea and tick prevention medication, crucial for your pet’s well-being.

Dog and Cat Diet (Anytime)

Tailored nutrition advice ensures your pet’s dietary needs are met based on age, lifestyle, and health status.

Puppy Socialization Classes & Cat Training (<12-18 months)

Early training sets the foundation for your pet’s behavior and socialization, promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Pet Health Insurance and/or Veterinary Savings Account

Consider pet insurance or a savings account for unexpected emergencies, ensuring financial preparedness for your pet’s care.


At East York Animal Clinic, our compassionate team is dedicated to supporting you through all stages of pet ownership. Schedule an appointment today for superior care and guidance.