Biting

BITING

Normal social interaction between puppies often involves play biting and mouthing behaviour. Teething behaviour usually is associated with chewing on household objects. Teething objects, such as ice cubes or kongs filled with softer treats, work well to prevent damage to chair and table legs, while letting the puppy relieve some of the irritation to the gums as the adult teeth prepare to come in. Rough or aggressive play, such as tug of war and wrestling, should not be encouraged.

Puppies learn limits to biting while playing with other pups, therefore socializing your puppy with other healthy, vaccinated dogs or puppies in the home or environment is of benefit. Puppies must learn that chewing on hands and body parts is painful. All family members must be consistent in that training.  It may be initially required to let out a loud cry or yell so that the puppy realizes the play is finished. When everyone does this consistently, biting behaviours should stop fairly quickly. Adult supervision is necessary to teach children to do this as well. If the puppy continues with the biting, all play activity stops and a “time out” is enforced until he calms down

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Clinic Hours

Monday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday - Wednesday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Ostrander Veterinary Clinic wants to say a big THANK YOU to all of our clients for their support with out Farley Foundation Fundraiser this year! We were successful in raising nearly $1000 for this wonderful organization!!
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We are making some changes here at Ostrander Veterinary Clinic in the New Year! Don’t worry, we are still the same locally owned and operated practice we have always been, but we will be open later every night during the week for your convenience and to serve our patients more effectively!

Here are our new hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am to Noon
Sunday: Closed

These evening appointments will now be fully staffed to handle not only wellness appointments, but also sick pets.

Emergencies outside of our new extended hours are able to go to the London Regional Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital for full service. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us for details!
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