Animal Health Week

Animal Health Week – Sep. 30 – Oct. 06

This week we celebrate Animal Health Week, a 30-year tradition brought by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. Every year, the CVMA puts the focus on one important aspect of the animal’s health, and this year the focus is on vaccination under the motto “Vaccines save lives”. The importance of this awareness-raising week dedicated to the animals is to educate pet …

Why do dogs lick and chew their paws?

Why do dogs lick and chew their paws? Many dogs lick or chew their paws either occasionally or routinely. Some will focus on one paw while others focus on all four at any given time. There are many possible reasons for this behavior and knowing when, how often, and which paws can help your veterinarian to find the underlying cause …

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Consult a Vet vs. www

Why you should first consult your Vet and not the internet

Why you should first consult your Vet and not the internet? In the age of information, every veterinarian comes across pre-diagnosed cases in their private clinic that need to be re-diagnosed in a proper way. It became a nasty habit for owners to check the internet for possible causes for their pets unhealthy appearance, weight loss, hair fall and similar. …

dog, pit bull, FDA warns about isoxazoline drug use

FDA warns about isoxazoline drug use

FDA warns about isoxazoline drug use. The FDA (the US Food and Drug Administration) issued a warning to all pet owners and veterinarians about the potential risk for neurologic effects that the drugs in the class of isoxazoline might have on dogs and cats when treated for internal and external parasites. All the products that have agents from this class …

Ear mites - Otodectes cyanotis

Ear mites – Otodectes cyanotis

Does Fido keep scratching and whining in pain? His ears smell funny? Does your cat lose balance climbing down the tree? Maybe it’s time to visit the vet and check them ears out.  Maybe it’s ear mites – Otodectes cyanotis! Ear mites are tiny little microscopic parasites living their life cycle in the inner ear canal and feeding on dead …

Rabies vs. Vaccine

An infographic on rabies vs. vaccine. Rabies is a viral disease of all mammals which is transmitted via the saliva (biting) of rabies diseased animal. Once in the organism of the bitten animal, the virus infects the CNS (Central nervous system) consequently causing nervous symptoms and dysfunctions and death. Many wild animals are carriers, reservoirs of Rabies and are most …

external parasites in dogs and cats

Most common external parasites in dogs and cats

Here we have an infographic about the most common external parasites in dogs and cats. Most dogs and cats encounter at least few of these external parasites throughout their lives. External parasites can be very irritating for the animal and some of them can cause serous illnesses. There are many animals that react more severely to the bites of fleas …

disaster preparation for pets infographic

Disaster preparation for pets

An infographic about disaster preparation for pets. It’s National Disaster Preparedness Month and we decided to let pet owners know several things about how to prepare their pets (and themselves) in case of an emergency or a disaster. These situations are always stressful for us and you can only imagine how stressful they are for our pets because they cannot …