Category Archives: Pet Health

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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PET HEALTH CORNER: What to expect post-vaccination

Spring is here and so is the season for pet vaccination! If you’re unsure which vaccines need updated for your pet, contact your veterinarian. In this blog we’ll go over what to expect post-vaccination and how to help your pet cope from our blog: PET HEALTH CORNER: Pets Post-Vaccination. Post-Vaccination with your pet Taking care more »

Apr 28, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Tick prevention tips from Teddy the ferret

Teddy’s tick story When “Teddy” the ferret came to the Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre as a stray, he was covered in hundreds of ticks. A veterinary examination revealed Teddy was covered in ticks – nymphs – the size of a grain of pepper. Immediately, the veterinarian planned a tick treatment and had the ticks more »

Apr 26, 2017
by Emily Cook
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4 pet hazards to steer clear of this Easter holiday

When you’re excited about a holiday like Easter, it can be easy to overlook potential dangers for our pets. This is why the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Centre (APCC) put together this list of potential hazards so you can be prepared! Top Four Easter Hazards for Pets Chocolate. According to the APCC, most exposures to chocolate they more »

Apr 14, 2017
by Emily Cook
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