Archives: General Health

An Unexpected Benefit of Rabies Vaccine

We all know about rabies. We know how deadly it is for humans and animals. You’ve probably come across a few depictions of rabies in movies or cartoons. Who can forget the wild eyes, snarling teeth, and foaming at the mouth? Some depictions are more accurate than others, and it can be hard sometimes for owners to tell an animal … Read More »

Are Cannabis Products Safe for Pets?

As of today, Cannabis is legal in Canada. Countless people use cannabis to cope with illnesses and control pain, and some of them want to spread the “benefits” of cannabis use to their pets (whether they talk to a veterinary staff beforehand or not). But is this really a good idea? There are important questions to be asked: Is Cannabis … Read More »

Heartworm disease in Markham – Lola’s Story

Find out this month, how Lola did with the treatment of heartworms clogging up her heart. A few months ago we met a wonderful Golden Retriever who was ill with heartworm disease.  She carried several worms in her heart and had developed stage 2 of the disease.  After initial testing (xrays, ultrasound, many lab tests, etc.) to determine the severity … Read More »

Painful Tooth Resorption – Your Pet May Have It Now.

Pet Tooth Resorption While pet tooth resorption is typically thought of as a feline condition, we are seeing more and more of this in our canine patients as well. This problem is very common in cats, with studies suggesting that up to 60% of cats over 6 years of age are affected. Feline tooth resorption is second only to periodontal … Read More »

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 »

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