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These common external parasites are one of the more obvious parasites we see on our pets. Fleas are tiny insects (about the size of the eye of a sewing needle) that live on warm-blooded animals and feed off their blood. Fleas are often thought of as an annoyance and not as a serious threat but fleas were responsible [...]

By |2018-04-03T15:16:04+00:00April 16th, 2017|Illness & Disease|0 Comments


While not a parasite, this organism causes a devastating infection, called leptospirosis, to both animals and humans. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, which means you may contract the illness from your pet! Leptospira bacteria are shed through the urine of infected animals (mostly wildlife). Common carriers are skunks, raccoons, squirrels, and foxes. The bacteria generally find their way into soil and [...]

By |2018-04-03T15:16:13+00:00April 16th, 2017|Illness & Disease|0 Comments

Dogs and Acid Reflux Disease

Acid reflux disease in dogs is much the same as it is in humans—a reverse flow of gastric or intestinal fluids from the stomach back into the esophagus. The gastrointestinal juices irritate the lining of the esophagus, causing inflammation and pain. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment for acid reflux from a Richmond Hill [...]

By |2018-04-03T15:17:53+00:00January 1st, 2015|Illness & Disease|0 Comments

Halloween Safety Tips for Dog Owners

Do you know what’s scarier than the costumes, movies, and pranks of Halloween? Dealing with a dog emergency caused by a holiday mishap! Keep your pooch safe and sound this Halloween with these tips from a Richmond Hill veterinarian. Treats Aren’t for Dogs Keep all the chocolate goodies that abound during Halloween to yourself—as most [...]

By |2018-04-03T15:18:27+00:00October 1st, 2014|Illness & Disease, Pet care|0 Comments

Don’t Believe These Common Cat Myths

Believing the false fibs that have grown up around cat culture isn’t only incorrect, it can be hazardous to your cat’s health if you believe something that’s not true! Here, your Richmond Hill veterinarian discusses three cat myths that you shouldn’t put any stock in. Cats Always Land on Their Feet Cats are agile and [...]

By |2018-04-03T15:18:44+00:00September 1st, 2014|Illness & Disease, Pet care|0 Comments

Camping and Travelling with your Pets

After breaking free from our winter hibernation, we’re finally able to enjoy being outdoors. If camping or cottaging are on the agenda this summer, it’s important that you consider your pets’ health and safety. It is a common misconception that all animals love to travel. While a small percentage of pets enjoy a car ride, many [...]

By |2018-04-03T15:19:14+00:00July 18th, 2014|Pet care|0 Comments
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