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Dog Nail Trimming and Ear Cleaning

Did you know North Town Veterinary Hospital offers nail trimming and ear cleaning? This can be done by one of our veterinary technicians for a nominal fee. Our knowledgeable veterinary technicians will be able to help you determine if your dog will need to see a veterinarian regarding your dog’s ear concern or that pesky ingrown nail.

How often should I cut my dog’s nails?

Here at North Town Veterinary Hospital, we recommend that nails should be done every 4 weeks, although some dogs do need to have their nails done more frequently. The veterinary technician will be able to determine if the nails should be done more often.

How can I keep my dog’s nails short?

There are a few ways to help keep your dog’s nails short! Try taking them for a long walk on the sidewalk after they have a fresh manicure and pedicure, walking on the pavement will help to file their nails down. Taking your pet for more frequent nail trims will help to reduce the length of the quick, the blood supply within the nail, therefore allowing for shorter nail trims with each visit!

How often should my dog have their ear’s cleaned?

Your dog’s ears should be cleaned every 1-2 weeks, or after swimming and bathing. Some dogs do need to have their ears cleaned more often, our wonderful veterinary technicians will be able to help you with this.


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North Town Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, North Town Veterinary Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. We have initiated a Closed-Door Policy, we have locked our front doors. Please call 905-451-2000 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you outside to get your pet. The exam will take place in our hospital and our Doctor will communicate the results of the examination via telephone. You can also place an order for pet food through our Online Store by visiting our website.


- If possible, please call us at 905-451-2000 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 905-451-2000, and we'll come to you.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.

Online consultations are now available!

- If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.