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    Rabies found in Skunks

    Mar 04 2016

    Hamilton’s raccoon rabies outbreak has now expanded to include skunks.  In February, sixteen skunks tested positive for Rabies with the same strain of the virus that was found in the…

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    Yes it’s time to start tick prevention already!

    Feb 23 2016

    Over the last few years we have seen a steady increase in the number of ticks found on pets in Hamilton. At this point it is now no longer uncommon…

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    Three more cases of Raccoon Rabies

    Jan 15 2016

    The three new cases of raccoons that tested positive for Rabies were found outside the city of Hamilton, two in Caledonia and one south of Hagersville. Also of interest to…

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    Two more cases of Raccoon Rabies

    Jan 08 2016

    From the Hamilton Spectator: Two more raccoons have tested positive for Rabies in Hamilton, bringing the total number to 12.  The raccoons were found up on the Hamilton Mountain.  Fortunately,…

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    New Tapeworm in Ontario

    Jan 07 2016

    Since 2012 there have been 3 dogs in Southern Ontario diagnosed with Echinococcus multilocularis.  This is a very small tapeworm which has the potential to cause disease not only in pets…

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    Sixth raccoon tests positive for Rabies

    Dec 18 2015

    A sixth raccoon has tested positive for Rabies in the Hamilton area.  The raccoon was found near where a previously positive raccoon was picked up off Dickenson Raod ealier this…

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    5th Rabid Raccoon found in Hamilton

    Dec 15 2015

    A fifth raccoon has now tested positive for rabies.  This latest one was found in Cayuga.  The rabies strain has been the same in all 5 raccoons and has not…

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    More Rabies!

    Dec 10 2015

    An article in this morning’s Hamilton Spectator warned that 3 more raccoons in Hamilton have tested positive for rabies.  The tested raccoons were ones that were picked up dead on…

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    Rabid raccoon in Hamilton

    Dec 08 2015

    There has been another report of rabies in Hamilton.  This time a raccoon that had been in contact with at least 4 people and 2 dogs has tested positive for…

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    “Hypoallergenic” dogs

    Sep 25 2015

    We thought we would share some information from an article that was recently published in the Hamilton Spectator about hypoallergenic dog breeds.  The author is a board certified allergist and…