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Rabies is Active in Ontario: 400 cases!

Despite a lot of efforts to limit the spread, Rabies remains to be very active in Ontario. Since December 2015, there have been 400 cases of raccoon rabies in Hamilton and surrounding areas. The affected animals were raccoons and skunks, but also two cats, one red fox and one llama. Rabies is slowly spread by infected animals and 17 cases … Read More »

Pet Behavior Myths Debunked: Part Two

Why is my dog or cat doing this? You already know that it’s easy to misinterpret what an animal is trying to tell you (they use non-verbal cues and poses). Our Markham veterinary clinic also told you that it’s not possible to be the alpha dog, no matter what you do. One species can’t control the hierarchy of another. But, … Read More »

Pet Behavior Myths Debunked: Part One

What even experienced pet owners didn’t know: Many of us, veterinarians, veterinary team members, and pet lovers have owned dogs or cats for years. We believe we know exactly what Fluffy or Fido are up to, we believe we are sure we have every action, need, and behavior figured out.… and often we are surprised when this is not so. … Read More »

The Not-So-Obvious Benefits Of Owning A Pet…

How pets are changing human lives… Valentines Day and Family Day! Time to reflect on those we love and belong with. From most pet owners (I almost would have said for ALL), a pet is a part of the family. We love our pets. As a pet owner, we have a buddy to cuddle with at the end of the … Read More »

Worn Teeth

Some tooth wear is expected, but in some situations the wear can be extreme, resulting in an abnormal loss of the top layer of the teeth. This is called attrition.  Excessive wear of pet teeth can actually cause problems, and there are many reasons this can occur in dogs and cats. Some of the most common causes of worn pet … Read More »

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