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A helpful blog for pet owners.


How to avoid a vet visit at Christmas

December 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Recently, we saw a young cat in our hospital who had eaten a piece of string. He came in not feeling well, vomiting and not eating. When we performed x-rays and ultrasound, we found a piece of string stuck inside him that stretched all the way from his mouth, down his throat, into his stomach […]

Should my dog smoke a joint for his arthritis?

October 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The answer to that question is a resounding “No!”… But on the day that marijuana use becomes legalized in Canada, I thought it was a good time to talk about pot and pets. So where do we begin? Firstly, dogs and cats are extremely sensitive to the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) component of cannabis, so any ingestion […]

Can you afford your pet’s care?

July 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Living in Canada, we are used to the idea of subsidized health care for ourselves when we get sick. Doctor’s visits, diagnostic testing and even many treatments are (with some exceptions) covered by provincial health care systems. While client service and wait times are often noted as down-sides of this system, it certainly is nice […]

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