Archives: Illness & Disease

Update on Pet Allergies! New treatment options at Vet Clinic in Markham.

All vets in Markham are getting busy this time of year with pets during allergy season. However, the symptoms of allergies in animals are different than those humans show in reaction to many of the same airborne allergens. Humans sneeze and develop runny eyes in response to airborne allergens, such as grass and other plant pollens, pets experience itchiness. Animals … Read More »

Rabies in Ontario

In 2016, there were 288 cases of rabies confirmed in Ontario compared to 24 in 2015. The map identifies areas where positive rabies cases have been found, using information reported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Cases of raccoon strain rabies were initially confirmed in the Hamilton area. Ontario wildlife officers (had to) blitz parts of Hamilton in an effort … Read More »

Broken Pet Teeth

Broken (fractured) teeth are a very common occurrence in dogs and cats according to the veterinarians in Markham. Pet teeth can break due to trauma (hit by a car, ball, or rock) or due to chewing on hard objects. Any pet tooth can break, however some teeth are more commonly fractured than others, such as the canine (fang) teeth in … Read More »

Abscessed Pet Teeth

An abscessed tooth is an advanced form of an infected tooth, and is most commonly seen on the upper jaw just below the dog or cat’s eye. This condition is usually caused by a fractured tooth that has been infected by the oral bacteria and the tooth eventually dies. The bacteria will travel through the infected root canal system and … Read More »

Lyme Disease

While most of our blog topics relate to your life with and the health of your furry friends, this one is specific to your health.  While you hear a lot about Lyme disease during heartworm season because we test for it while testing for heartworm, and you have probably had a discussion or two with your veterinarian in Markham about … Read More »