There is no need to worry- and here is why

Recently, my son came down with appendicitis. In the middle of the night we were admitted to the pre-op waiting room as our little baby was wheeled away and we had no idea what the next few hours would bring. Thankfully the surgery was successful and he was home in less than 24 hours talking about how much TV he watched and how many popsicles he had eaten. Clearly all was forgotten. But this experience made me think more about the experience you as pet owners have of bringing your own fur babies to our hospital for procedures. How much
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What To Expect When You’re Expecting.. A Puppy!

It is always very exciting when you see a puppy or kitten and you just want to take it home right away. But there are a few important things that you and your family should consider before you decide what the best fit is for you, things may not always turn out the way you expect if you are not prepared. Breed – It is important the breed matches your lifestyle. Although you may have always had your heart set on that beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog or that cute little Chihuahua each breed has their own specific qualities as well
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Can you afford your pet’s care?

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 at the end of a hospital stay when we can simply walk out without a bill. My wife recently gave birth to twins, and I cannot even begin to imagine what 3 weeks in the neonatal ICU would have cost if we were to pay
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Do I really need a Heartworm test?

  June 1st is the start of Heartworm season in southern Ontario; although 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 preventative is given once monthly throughout the summer months to kill off any Heartworm larvae that might have been transmitted from a mosquito bite into your dog’s blood, before the larvae can form into the stringy white worms that live and breed in the blood vessels
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