Archives: Pet Care

How much does it cost to own a dog?

Ready to get a dog for the Holidays? Let’s face it: a world without pets is an empty one. I recently heard on 680news the question: “If you had a chance, would you rather spend your time with people or your pet?” That’s an important question. For us veterinarians in Markham the answer is quite easy… I think you guessed … 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 »

Lola had Heartworm Disease… here in Unionville!

Heartworm is a serious disease that infects the heart of dogs. It is transmitted by mosquitoes! We and many of our dog owners have done a great job fighting this infection over the past 30 years. But every now and then, a dog comes in that carries the parasite. This should not happen! This year, we saw a super friendly … 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 »

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