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  • Dec 15 2017

    Antifreeze poisoning

    With the cooler weather, please remember that antifreeze is toxic for our pets.  It causes potentially fatal kidney damage.  It has a not unpleasant taste which makes it even more…

  • 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…

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