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A helpful blog for pet owners.


Does my dog really need a Heartworm test?

June 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

June 1st is the start of Heartworm season in southern Ontario, although it seems the mosquitos have been biting for months. This is the time by which we have had enough warm days for the Heartworm larvae to develop to an infective stage and be carried by the mosquitos to our dogs. Traditionally, a Heartworm […]

Our pets are very active, and so are TICKS!

May 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

After a very long winter, things have now warmed up and the creepy crawly bugs are back on the prowl. Ticks are now on the go, looking for their next meal! Did you know that ticks are active during any temperatures above 4 degrees Celsius! Ticks will attach onto our furry friend’s skin, feasting on […]

Don’t forget about your indoor cats!

April 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

   “My cat lives indoors- he doesn’t need to go to the vet” This is a relatively common sentiment from cat owners. Working at a Veterinary Hospital, we hear this on a regular basis. What is more, there are lots of cat owners that don’t say this to us, they simply don’t bring their cats in for […]

The Stigma of an FIV Positive Cat

April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

I remember years ago when I was volunteering at the Toronto Humane Society, so many great animals were ready to be adopted. Most of them were cats.  One particular room had all the FIV positive cats together away from the limelight of visitors (although this is no longer the case and they are housed together).  […]

Nutritional Management of Feline Urinary Symptoms

March 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

  Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) is a term used to describe any disorder affecting the urinary bladder or urethra of cats and is a very common reason for hospital visits of our feline pets here at Caledon Mountain. The presenting complaint is very commonly inappropriate urination. A few considerations will be made when […]

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