We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
There have been countless songs released over the years, all with a common theme, our faithful companion, the dog. Whether it’s 1953’s “How Much is that Doggie in the Window” by Pattie Page or 2015’s “Little Boys Grow Up and Dogs Get Old” by Luke Bryan, all generations of music listeners have a favourite go-to song to add to their pooch playlist. Music is the easiest way for someone to express their emotions, so we see songs about all sorts of good times and bad times, but there’s always a loyal dog throughout it all. Here are some particular favourites:
“Martha My Dear” – The Beatles 1968: Believe it or not, this song isn’t about a potential love interest. Martha was inspired by Paul McCartney’s Old English Sheepdog.
“Hold your head up you silly girl
Look what you’ve done
When you find yourself in the thick of it
Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you.”
“Seamus” – Pink Floyd 1971: Critics claim this song to be the worst Pink Floyd song ever released. This song isn’t about a dog, but rather features Seamus the German Shepherd howling along to a blues track. Personally, I think it’s a wonderful song showing that dogs too have a soul.
“The More Boys I Meet” – Carrie Underwood 2007: This country ballad proves that sometimes, all you need in life is a dog’s love.
“I close my eyes, and I kiss that frog
Each time finding
The more boys I meet, The more I love my dog.”
“Atomic Dog” – George Clinton 1981: A song about all types of dogs with the catchiest bridge that you’ll be singing all day.
“Harmonic dogs, house dogs, street dogs
Dogs of the world unite
“Who Let the Dogs Out?” Baha Men 2000: To end on a nostalgic note, the iconic song that was played at every school dance ever. While this song might not actually be about dogs, it is a favourite to canines everywhere.
“Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof.”
Circling around before lying down is likely a residual instinct from when their ancestors lived out in the wilderness. Your dog’s ancestors would have paced in circles to flatten down and warm their sleeping area.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Thursday, March 19, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 204.253.2668. We will take a history over the phone, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. Once the exam is complete, we will give you a call to discuss our recommended treatment plan and then return to your vehicle. For those who do not have a mobile phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way! Note: the door will be locked. Please distance away from the entrance and a member of our team will greet you.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital