Archives: General Health

  • World Rabies Day

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    September 28 is World Rabies Day. Although rabies is not as widespread as it used to be, it’s still as deadly as ever. In fact, many people don’t realize just how dangerous this disease is. Rabies has a staggering 99.95% mortality rate, which makes it the deadliest disease in the world. Read on as a local vet discusses rabies. Rabies Basics Rabies, as you may know, can affect both people and pets. The disease is … Read More »

  • Getting Fido Ready for Summer

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    Summer is on the way! Many of our canine buddies love spending time outdoors in warm weather. Watching Fido running and playing on a sunny afternoon can be lots of fun! Read on for some great tips on keeping your pup happy and healthy this summer. Preventative Care If you like to take Fido out and about with you, or enjoy taking your pup to dog parks, get a doggy kit ready for your car. … Read More »

  • Antifreeze and Your Pet

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    As cooler weather approaches, many vehicle owners will be adding antifreeze to their car engines. Doing this helps a car’s cooling systems function better in cold-weather conditions. Unfortunately, antifreeze is highly toxic to our animal companions! Below, learn more about this dangerous poison and how to protect your pet from danger. Why Is Antifreeze Poisonous? Most antifreeze products use an alcoholic substance called ethylene glycol as the main ingredient. Ethylene glycol is a toxin, and … Read More »

  • Holiday Plant Hazards

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    The holidays are full of food, fun, and family. They also present a few hazards for our animal companions! Read on to find out more about keeping your pet safe from plant hazards during the holiday season. The Tree If you’ve set up a holiday tree in your home this year, it’s important to be aware of a few potential dangers. Not only can the ornaments and lights adorning your tree prove hazardous if a … Read More »

  • Allergies in Dogs

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    Did you know that dogs can get allergies, just like people? Man’s Best Friend can develop allergies at any point in his life, and can react to many different things, including pollen, mold, dust, trees, fumes, and flea bites. Our canine buddies can also be allergic to specific materials, such as carpet fiber, or ingredients in their food or shampoo. Read on as a local Pelham, ON vet discusses allergies in dogs. Symptoms of Allergies … Read More »

  • Prevent Your Dog From Becoming Dehydrated

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    Your retriever mix Rudy is the most rambunctious pooch you’ve ever met. This four-year-old canine housemate regularly romps at the dog park, and his daily walks often resemble brisk trots. During fetch games, he almost knocks you over with his enthusiasm. To fuel his energetic lifestyle, he consumes a hearty vet-approved diet that contains vital nutrients. He also swigs plenty of water daily, helping him to stay hydrated regardless of the weather. Even better, your … Read More »

  • Car Safety for Puppies

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    Have you recently added a puppy to your household? Congratulations! Little Fido has lots to learn in his first year, as he figures out the do’s and don’ts of being a dog. One thing he’ll need to get used to is riding in cars. Whether you plan to take your canine pal out and about with you frequently, or only for occasional veterinary appointments or dog park excursions, you’ll need to keep your furry friend … Read More »

  • Help Your Senior Dog Cope with the Cold-Weather Months

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    Your Labrador retriever Sammy has always been a canine cold weather fan. When the fall days became brisk, and the nights grew almost frigid, he still clamored to get outside for potty walks. Even during the icy winters, your energetic pooch took every opportunity to romp in the great outdoors. After he turned nine, however, Sammy gradually became more reluctant to leave your home’s toasty warmth. Now when you coax him outside, he quickly completes … Read More »

  • Fido’s First Year – Puppy Care Tips

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    Have you recently adopted a little canine? Puppies are, in our opinion, one of life’s treasures. Your little canine pal will grow up into a loyal and devoted companion, who will provide unconditional love, along with plenty of doggy kisses and tail wags. Before that happens, though, you’ve got a lot of adorable puppy moments coming, and a lot of work to do! In order to grow into a friendly and well-behaved adult, your pooch … Read More »

  • What to Do If Your Dog Is Injured

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    Would you know what to do if your canine friend was ever injured? We truly hope this never happens to any of our clients, but we do want you to be prepared in case of an emergency. While a serious injury will of course require immediate veterinary care, you may have to provide some first aid before your dog can be transported. In this article, you’ll read some tips on what to do if your … Read More »

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