Heart murmurs and heart arrhythmias are commonly confused for the same medical condition. In this article we would like to distinguish the difference between the two and discuss what they are in more detail. To start, some basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiac...
Trimming your pets nails on a continual basis is an important part of their health care and wellness. There are a few reasons nail trims should be completed routinely. Keeping the nails as short as possible will not only increase the comfort of your pet, but it will...
The kidneys are responsible for many important roles within the body, and if they begin to lose their function it can compromise the overall health and wellbeing of the affected cat. Below, we will discuss the role of the kidneys, and more information about chronic...
Grain free diets have been very popular among pet owners within the last few years, but are they being marketed properly? Choosing what to feed your dog can be a very daunting task at hand - especially when there are so many different brands and types of dog food out...
Arthritis is a condition involving inflammation of one or more joints. Arthritis comes from the Greek work “arthro” meaning “joint” and “itis” meaning inflammation. There are many causes of arthritis in pets. In most cases with arthritis, it is a progressive...
A vaccine is a medical product that stimulates an animal’s immune system to produce antibodies (also known as immunity) to a specific disease, protecting the animal from that disease or lessening its severity if he/she were to ever be exposed to it during their...
A vaccine is a medical product that stimulates an animal's immune system to produce antibodies (also known as immunity) to a specific disease, protecting the animal from that disease or lessening it’s severity if he/she were to ever be exposed to it during their...
Heartworm infection can become a life threatening illness very quickly if not rapidly diagnosed, it is arguably one of the most important parasites to protect dogs against. According to statistics, approximately 100 000 cases of heartworm are reported annually within...
Ticks and fleas are a growing concern in Southern Ontario and for its residing animals. Ticks and fleas are both classified as ectoparasites, which means that they live outside of the body. They seek warmth within the fur of animals and feed on their blood....
Obesity is defined as an excess accumulation of body fat. It can often be difficult to identify if your pet is overweight due to the fact that it occurs gradually and over time. If you are used to seeing your pet everyday, noticing these slow changes may be innocently...
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