Archives: Illness & Disease

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 »

Canine Influenza Now in Ontario

Pet owners in Markham and the Ontario area, be aware – the canine flu has arrived in Ontario. Please read the information below for additional information. If you have any questions, contact your local vet clinic. Two dogs in Essex County, Ontario, have been diagnosed with the H3N2 canine influenza. Originally from South Korea, these dogs made their way through … Read More »

Leptospirosis in Markham Update 2017

November 7, 2017.  Important Update: We just received confirmation that Leptospirosis is active in the Region. A dog died over the weekend from acute liver and kidney failure. It was a very painful death. Please make sure your dog is vaccinated. Many clients read about side effects of vaccinations on the internet, but reality is: the disease is worse than … Read More »

‘Missing’ Teeth can be a BIG Problem

What you don’t see can seriously hurt you. If you notice your pet is missing a tooth, it can be a serious problem. It is exceedingly common for teeth to be absent in our pets. Vets in Markham see these problems frequently. Especially smaller breed dogs don’t have all the teeth and the tooth is truly missing, while in others … Read More »

Discoloured Teeth are a Sign of Disease

Discolored Pet Teeth Any pet tooth that is not the normal color is almost certainly dead and infected. This means that teeth which are purple, yellow, grey, or brown are very likely to be a significant problem for your pet. In fact, it is estimated that 93% of discolored teeth are dead and infected, which means that can be painful … Read More »

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