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Pet of the Month: Tanner

“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that dog, the world will change forever.” –Karen Davison


Tanner is a beautiful 2 year old male neutered soft coated Wheaton Terrier. He was surrender to North Town in February of 2016 because of a severe and painful infection on his tail. Although his owner did all they could, they were no longer able to care for him in his condition.

To ensure Tanner received proper treatment his owners chose to relinquish their rights for ongoing care to North Town. Tanner’s skin infection was so inflamed, his tail had started to go necrotic. Necrotic is defined in the dictionary as “the death of most or all of the cells in an organ/tissue due to disease, injury or failure of blood supply. When initially examined by the doctor the skin on his tail appeared black from the base to the tip.  The doctor decided the best course of action would be aggressive wound management before resorting to tail amputation. This way Tanner could possibly keep and preserve his tail.

Tanner required hospitalization with several wound cleanings, bandage changes and medication on his road to recovery. Despite all of the possible complications and his initial poor prognoses, the doctors were able to save his tail and give him a new start in life. Tanner’s tail is now almost completely healed and the North Town Team has begun the search for his forever home. Since Tanner is still very much a pup, he is looking for an active owner who can keep up with him. He requires a good amount of both physical activity and mental stimulation.

For an update on Tanner please contact North Town Veterinary Hospital at 905-451-2000.




Written by North Town Veterinary Hospital 


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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.