Archives: Illness & Disease

‘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 »

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 »

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