How to not break your dog's heart this Valentine's Day

While you are eating Lindt chocolate this Valentine’s Day, please avoid sharing them with the love of your life… your dog! Chocolate is harmful to dogs for a couple of reasons. The sugar content alone in chocolate is enough to cause vomiting and diarrhea. In some cases, especially for dogs who have a sensitive gastrointestinal […]

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Brutus’ Big Dental Day!

8:00am – Brutus arrives fasted at the clinic, and is quite upset about missing his breakfast. His mom fills out his anesthetic consent sheet, while he gets comfortable in the treatment area. 8:30am – Brutus has pre-operative bloodwork done to make sure his internal organs are in tip-top shape for anesthetic. He also gets a […]

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The Problem with Retractable Leashes

We all understand the appeal of the retractable leash. Your dog is free to toodle around and enjoys themselves while you enjoy a peaceful walk, without getting your shoulder pulled out of its socket. However, these leads do not come without risk. First off, it is important for your dog to know what an acceptable […]

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Weight Management for your Dog

You know that feeling you get after the holiday euphoria wears off, when you put on your favorite pair of jeans and they are just a “touch” tighter than you remember? Well, our pets experience that lovely feeling too! It is hard to manage your weight, let alone to lose weight during the winter. It’s […]

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Protect Your Pet From Ticks

Q: Do I really need to continue my pets tick prevention in November and December? A: Yes! In the last two weeks (November 13th – 27th), we have removed a total of 11 ticks from our patients. This is particularly concerning because the prevalence of Lyme disease in York Region has recently overtaken the prevalence […]

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