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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 »

‘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 »

Solar Eclipse in Markham Today

How Will Our Animals Respond to the Eclipse? Dr. Nancy Kay, CVM writes: I’m mighty lucky in that a short hike to a clearing in the woods adjoining my property will place me in the zone of totality (I simply love this expression) for the upcoming eclipse. And the best part is, I suspect that, other than my husband and … Read More »

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