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...
Dental health in pets is just as important as it is in people. Poor dental health can result in a multitude of issues, which is why we offer free dental examinations to all patients (including new ones)! Most people visit the dentist regularly and we want to encourage...
Antifreeze: The chemical compound in antifreeze that is responsible for toxicity in pets is known as ethylene glycol, an odorless but sweet tasting liquid that is commonly used in most households, especially during the cold winter months. The most common way that pets...
For young puppies and kittens, clients are often given the choice whether or not they would like to proceed with optional items. These optional items include: pre-anesthetic bloodwork, coagulation profile, IV fluids and microchipping. Outlined below are brief...
What is Cushing’s disease? Cushing’s disease is the symptoms caused by the body being exposed to elevated cortisol for an extended period of time. Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands, which are located near both kidneys. The pituitary gland in the brain signals...
Unregulated The raw pet food industry is unregulated. This means that basically anyone can start their own raw pet food company without any background knowledge in pet nutrition requirements or food safety. Also, feeding trials have not performed resulting in a lack...
What is Hyperthyroidism? Hyperthyroidism is characterized by the overproduction of thyroid hormone and a subsequent increase in metabolic rate. This disease is common in older cats. Although the thyroid gland enlarges in hyperthyroidism, it is usually a benign or...
What is a blood glucose curve? A blood glucose curve involves regular measurements of blood glucose throughout the period of one day to monitor glucose trends prior to and following insulin administration. The curve will indicate the patient’s peak blood glucose...
What is Heartworm? Heartworm disease is caused by a parasite called Dirofilaria immitis, commonly known as heartworm. The parasites are long, hair-like worms that live in the right ventricle of the heart and the pulmonary artery. Dogs are the most common host. They...
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