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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 »

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 »

Halloween costumes for your pets!

Ghosts and mayhem and candy, oh my! Who doesn’t love Halloween? But it’s not just for humans – animals can have a good time, too. Planning to take Fido out with you when you trick-or-treat? Maybe he’s keeping you company while you hand out candy. Perhaps you’re participating in a parade. Whatever you’re getting ready to do, you’re probably on … 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 »

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 »

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