Cat Scratching Behaviour

Most cat owners know that along with having a cat as a companion, one must figure out how to contend with their scratching behaviour. In this post we will explore scratching behaviour directed towards furniture and other aspects of the home environment. There are several reasons a cat will scratch, and preventing damage requires identifying and […]

Guidelines for Dogs Traveling into the USA

As of August 1, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has implemented new regulations concerning the entry of dogs into the USA. You can review the guidelines here: From August 1, 2024, Onward: What Your Dog Needs to Enter the United States As your trusted veterinary clinic, we are committed to providing […]

Heartworm Disease Testing, Treatment & Prevention

What is Heartworm Disease? Heartworms are 8″ long spaghetti-like worms that live inside a dog’s heart and can cause potentially life-threatening heart disease. These adult worms produce hundreds of microscopic larvae that circulate in the blood of the infected host (dog, coyote, fox, wolf). Heartworm disease is transmitted when a mosquito bites and ingests blood […]

Trip to the Vet – Cat Edition

So it’s that time of year again. Your cat is hiding under the bed. You’ve dragged the carrier out of the garage and wiped it off. You’re hoping to come away from this event with minimal wounds. It’s the day you and your cat go to the vet! If you dread your yearly vet visit […]

Heartworm in Southern Ontario

So why even think about heartworm when we live in Ontario?  It’s a “southern” disease, right?  Wrong.  While the incidence of heartworm in Ontario is low, especially compared to the southern United States, it still exists.  In fact the highest incidence of disease in Canada is in Ontario.  In 2018 there were 150 positive tests, […]