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Vaccines and Reactions

Vaccines Vaccines are an important part of keeping pets healthy. They help to keep your pet free from viruses that can be harmful or even lethal. Ideally puppies are vaccinated at 8, 12 and16 weeks and then will require boosters every 1-3 years. All dogs need core vaccines and Rabies vaccines but may require other [...]

Parasite Preventions

Heartworm Heartworm is a parasite that is spread through mosquitoes. A mosquito can transfer larval stages of the worm through a bite. These larval stages can grow into long adult worms which live in a dog’s heart and lungs. It is prevalent in Ontario in untreated dogs and so we recommend prevention May-November each [...]

Dental Care

Along with taking care of your pet’s skin and fur it is also important to take care of their teeth. The teeth that your puppy has now are “baby” teeth and will fall out between 4-6months age. They are very sharp but are not as strong as the adult teeth will be. It is [...]

Questions to Ask a Pet Insurance Company

Choosing a Pet Insurance Company Finding the right insurance provider can sometimes be a little overwhelming.  We've provided some questions to help you find the right one for your beloved pet. 1.  How many years has the company been in business? 2.  Are there coverage options to choose from? 3.  Are the policies and information [...]

Euthanasia – Saying Goodbye to your Beloved Pet

Saying Goodbye is Never Easy I have been trying to write this post for a long time but as you can imagine it is a difficult topic. It is difficult for you to think about and difficult for me to write about. Almost every pet owner will at some point be faced with decisions regarding [...]

How often should I groom my puppy?

How often should I groom my puppy? The skin of dogs is different than ours. It is thinner and has a different pH and so only shampoos created specifically for dogs should be used for bathing. You can bath your dog at home but this should not be done more frequently than every 4-6 weeks [...]

Toxic Food and Plants for Dogs

Toxic Foods These foods should never be fed to dogs: 1. Chocolate 2. Caffeine 3. Alcohol 4. Grapes/Raisins 5. Onions 6. Garlic 7. Macadamia nuts 8. Coconut Water 9. Milk and Dairy 10. Nuts 11. Raw and Undercooked meats, eggs, and bones 12. Salt and salty snacks 13. Xylitol (found in sugar-free gum, candies, and [...]

What Should I Feed My Puppy?

What Should I Feed My Puppy? Feeding Puppies the proper food is essential for their growth and development. Purchasing foods can be confusing. There is a lot of advice on the internet on picking the perfect food and although most of it is offered with the best of intents it is not always based in [...]

Handling your Puppy

Handling As well as training another thing that you can do to make my job easier is to handle your dog and get it comfortable with this. A veterinary visit can be stressful so the better prepared your puppy is the better the visit will go. Play with your puppies, mouth, ears, feet, belly and [...]

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