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National Veterinary Technician Week

By hashadmin / October 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

National veterinary technician week or NVTW has been an annual tradition since 1993 when the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America passed a resolution declaring the third week in October as NVTW. The goal of this week is to celebrate the contributions of veterinary technicians throughout Canada and the United States. Veterinary technicians are critical to the…

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October is Farley Month!

By hashadmin / September 26, 2014 / 0 Comments

The Farley Foundation is a great registered charity that assists people in need by helping to subsidize the cost of non elective veterinary care for their beloved pets. The program was established in 2001 by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) to help disabled persons and seniors with limited incomes with the necessary medical care…

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Why Dr. Google May Not be The Best Choice for Your Pet

By hashadmin / September 18, 2014 / 0 Comments

We live in a generation of instantaneous information. Don’t know what to make for dinner? Use Google to find a new tasty recipe! Hear a song in the grocery store that you really liked? There’s an App for that! With the development of smart phones and tablets we are spending more and more of our…

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Ear Infections

By hashadmin / September 12, 2014 / 0 Comments

Ear infections are most often due to an over growth of bacteria or yeast in the ear canal. This can be caused by mites, trapped water, growing hair or a foreign body in the ear. Ear infections are often secondary complications to other problems such as environmental or food allergies, hypothyroidism or excessive amounts of…

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Camping with your Dog

By hashadmin / August 29, 2014 / 0 Comments

Camping is a great way to spend some time with the family, but what’s quality family time without our furry friends? Camping with your dog can either be a lot of fun or a lot of work. There are many things to consider when bringing your dog on a camping trip and any camper knows…

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Microchipping Your Pet

By hashadmin / August 21, 2014 / 0 Comments

What is a pet microchip? Microchips used in pets are an excellent way of providing permanent identification for your pet. These microchip implants are no bigger than a grain of rice and store a unique identification number that can be read by a micro chip scanner. How is the microchip put into your pet? Microchips…

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Is Your Cat Trying To Tell You Something? – Subtle Signs Your Cat May Be Sick

By hashadmin / August 14, 2014 / 0 Comments

Cats are mysterious creatures by nature, which can make it very difficult for owners to tell if they are sick. As a general rule: if your cat is hiding more than usual it may be time to see veterinary care. Cats are very good at hiding their clinical signs of disease until it becomes very…

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Does a Dry Nose Mean a Sick Dog?

By hashadmin / July 31, 2014 / 0 Comments

It is a common misconception that a dry nose means your dog is sick. Owners frequently come into the clinic saying, “His nose was dry, so I knew something was wrong.” While it’s fantastic that you’re observing your dog so carefully, a dry or even a wet nose is not always an indicator of illness.…

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Throw the Dog a Bone: Why Bones are Unsafe for your Dog

By hashadmin / July 21, 2014 / 0 Comments

The idea that it is natural for dogs to chew on bones is a popular one. Many comics feature a dog digging up the backyard in order to find the bone he hid earlier, only to find out he had already eaten it. Although most dogs greatly enjoy a good bone, it can be very…

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Seasonal Allergies

By hashadmin / July 9, 2014 / 0 Comments

With the arrival of the beautiful weather we have been having allergies. Many of us are all too familiar to the runny nose, red itchy eyes and sneezing that hits like a tonne of bricks when the weather gets nicer and the plants begin to bloom. However, what many people do not know, that even…

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