Category Archives: Pet Health

Are flat-nosed dog breeds more at risk in summer heat?

We all think brachycepahalic – or flat-nosed – dog breeds are super cute. But are they more at risk for heat stroke during the summer? Veterinarians in the UK think so according to an article by The Telegraph. They have begun raising concerns about flat-nosed breeds becoming more popular. They say breeds like French bulldogs more »

Jul 14, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Trouble sleeping? Tips to help your pet rest deeply

Having trouble with your pet’s sleeping habits? All of us are at our healthiest when we’ve had enough sleep.  If your pet is healthy but keeping you up at night, here are some tips from our blog, A Good Night’s Sleep for your Pet, to help them sleep soundly. Designate a sleeping space Make sure more »

Jun 28, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Do pets like massages?

Many people go for a massage to relax, unwind, or release painful tension in muscles. What about our pets? Can they also benefit from a massages? If you animal has stiff or painful muscles, it can sometimes show up in undesirable behaviour because they are in discomfort. Through the proper use of massage techniques, muscle tenderness more »

Jun 08, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Benefits of music for our pets

Many of us humans like listening to music to wind down, work out, drive with, or any other number of reasons. What about pets? Musical sounds can also be a calming force for our pets. Check out this great information from our blog Music Appreciation for Furry Ears.  Music and your pets While music can more »

May 24, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Pet Tick Tracker – Be informed!

With some ticks in Ontario carrying Lyme disease, pet owners need to be vigilant and take precautions to protect their pets. To give you a helping hand, the University of Guelph has released a new “Pet Tick Tracker.” Tracking for the safety of pets The Pet Tick Tracker is an online tool that allows owners more »

May 19, 2017
by Emily Cook
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A pet every day to keep the doctor away?

If you’ve ever had a stressful day and felt it melt away when your dog greeted you at the door or your cat rubbed against you, you’re already familiar with the positive effects of animals. Turns out, it’s not just pet owners like you who believe in the health benefits of having a pet. The more »

May 15, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Emergency care plan for your pet

It’s hard to imagine something bad happening to our favourite furry friends, but things happen! In the event of an emergency, it’s important you and your family have a plan of action. Here are some helpful tips from the ASPCA: Emergency Care for Your Pet. Finding 24-Hour emergency care for your pet Have a conversation more »

May 11, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Guest blog: Why it’s important to have a vet

By: Guest blogger Dr. Ryan Llera Each day, I can see between 10-20 animals and their families. My patients range from puppies and kittens, to geriatric pets near the end of their lives, and everything in between.  Every day is different and two cases are rarely ever the same. It’s part of why I love more »

May 05, 2017
by Emily Cook
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How does your vet go above & beyond? Got a Pet? Get a Vet!™

When you get a pet, it’s important to build a relationship with a veterinarian. Just one check up a year will help protect your pets against a variety of potentially life-threatening diseases, detect health problems sooner and will help you avoid unexpected costs. May is Got a Pet? Get a Vet!™ month! The Ontario SPCA, in more »

May 01, 2017
by Emily Cook
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