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Oral Growths in Young Dogs

Oral Growths in Young Dogs Recently we have seen a number of young canine patients with growths or lesions in their mouths. Here is a picture of 2 dogs from just last week. With “puppy season” coming into full swing, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss this...
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Ticks in Toronto: a Need-to-Know Guide for Pet Owners

  It is spring time in Southern Ontario — time for an update about Ticks ! Ticks are continuing their migration toward the Greater Toronto Area. But we’re ready for them and we want you to be too. This article aims to help you understand the risk that ticks present, identify...
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Keeping Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season

    With our holiday season slowly approaching, we wanted you to be mindful of some hazards that may go unnoticed in your household: Tinsel, Ribbon and other Pretty Things Eating tinsel or other string can cause serious damage to the intestine. One end can get stuck...
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Winter Safety Tips

As winter is slowly creeping upon us, many of us will “winterize” our automobiles, including a change of antifreeze. Antifreeze is quite tasty to our canine and feline friends, however it is EXTREMELY TOXIC, causing kidney failure that is often fatal in just a few days. It only...
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A few things to keep in mind this fall season.

Dangers due to decreased hours of daylight The days are getting shorter! It happens all too quickly, every year…and, this means that our daily outdoor activities with our furry friends may occur during times of poor visibility. Dog walks tend to be in the darkness of the early...
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The Sound of Fear: Noise Phobias in Dogs

  As we head into the warmer months, we have lots of fun things to look forward to: long weekends (hopefully at the cottage!), lingering on the patio, and of course – holidays to celebrate!  For some of you, the thought of Victoria Day and Canada Day celebrations might make you...
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Heartworm Disease: All Your Questions Answered

  What Is Heartworm Disease? Heartworm is a parasitic disease found in the blood of dogs and cats.  It is transmitted by mosquitoes, known as a ‘vector’ – the mosquito bites an infected animal, carries the infected blood and injects it into the next animal it bites.  The infected...
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The Hazards of Spring

The winter of 2013-14 has been particularly on hard all of us – our furry friends included! We are all chomping at the bit to get out there, enjoy some sunshine and get spring into full swing.  As we open our windows, clear our yards and immerse ourselves (finally!) in the nicer...
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