What is Hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is characterized by the underproduction of thyroid hormone and a subsequent decrease in metabolic rate. In dogs, hypothyroidism is usually caused by one of two diseases: lymphocytic thyroiditis or idiopathic thyroid gland...
Tooth resorption affects 20-60% of all cats, its cause is unknown and it is very painful. Tooth resorption occurs when cells called odontoclasts destroy the roots of a tooth by resorbing the enamel and as the condition progresses, it destroys more of the tooth...
What is a urinary blockage? A urinary blockage occurs when there is an obstruction in the urethra (the tube in which urine passes from the bladder and out of the body) making it difficult/impossible for your cat to empty its bladder. What are the clinical signs? Signs...
At the end of every year, most people have a list of resolutions for the year to come. Have you ever thought about making a list for your pet? Outlined below are five resolutions for your pet you may want to consider for 2020! Weight Management Increase the...
Has your pet recently been diagnosed with diabetes or are you just curious about diabetes in pets? November is National Pet Diabetes Month which makes it the perfect time to educate our clients about daily life with a diabetic pet. What is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus...
Outlined below are some common plants your pet may come in contact with during the fall season. Autumn crocus Autumn crocus, otherwise known as Meadow Saffron, is toxic to both cats and dogs. Signs of ingestion may include bloody vomiting, diarrhea and shock....
Vaccinating your pet has long been considered one of the easiest ways to help them live a long, healthy life. Vaccination is performed along with an annual examination by one of our licensed veterinarians. Vaccination is a procedure that has risks and benefits that...
Echinococcus multilocularis is a tapeworm which, until recently, has not been present in Ontario. The tapeworm’s definitive (i.e. ideal) host is a fox or coyote but, they can also infect domestic dogs. In a recent study from the University of Guelph, researchers found...
If your pet’s veterinarian has identified dental disease in a prior examination or problematic teeth during their dental examination under general anesthesia, they may request radiographs be taken to help better assess your pet’s oral health. A technician will take...
Heartworm disease is a serious, progressive disease caused by parasitic worms in the heart, lungs and large blood vessels. Heartworm is atypical in cats and it is difficult to diagnose due to limited amounts of adult worms. Dogs are the natural and preferred hosts of...
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