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  • Jul 21 2017

    New Rabies cases

    Four new rabies cases have been identified in the Halton region – three raccoons and one skunk in Burlington.  The Ministry of Natural resources and Forestry have already placed 250,500…

  • Jul 21 2017

    Hamilton meets the criteria for a Lyme risk area

    According to a recent article in the Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton meets the criteria for a Lyme disease risk area.  Of the blacklegged ticks that were collected in the area, 41%…

  • Feb 28 2017

    Spaying and neutering – why it’s important and how we minimize anesthetic risk

    Spaying (female) or neutering (male) your puppy or kitten is a sign of responsible pet ownership and provides numerous health and behavioral benefits. In Ontario alone, thousands of healthy unwanted…

  • Feb 09 2017

    Rabies Warning in Hamilton

    A second cat tested positive for rabies in Hamilton this past Monday February 6th. These two cats are the first domestic animals shown to have the raccoon strain of rabies…

  • Feb 02 2017

    Does your dog have a musical preference??

    A recent study conducted by the University of Glasgow with the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals examined dog’s responses to different varieties of music. Overall dogs…

  • Jan 27 2017

    Cold-weather tips for your pet!

    Some cold weather tips to consider for your pet: 1)      Do not leave your dog outside unattended. The cold can affect our pets the same way it does us, potentially…

  • Dec 30 2016

    Wellness Screening for Senior Pets

    Believe it or not, cats and dogs over the age of 7 are considered to be senior. Pets are fantastic at masking illness and may be suffering from disease or…

  • Dec 28 2016

    Transitioning your pet to a new diet

    It is important when introducing a new food to your dog or cat that you transition them onto the new food gradually. A rapid change in diet can lead to…

  • Dec 08 2016

    Winter Holiday Hazards

    Holiday Foods: Table scraps/Garbage – Leftover meat, table scrapes and garbage can lead to pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) resulting in abdominal pain, lethargy, vomiting and diarrhea. This ailment can be…

  • Nov 28 2016

    The holidays aren’t just for people!

    According to the American Pet Products Association nearly 39 million dogs and 32 million cats will be on peoples holiday lists this year. That means that more than 50% of…

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