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We Aren’t Just Rescuing Dogs

In recent years, people have been rescuing more and more dogs from overseas, or countries south of us. A lot of the dogs are displaced from their homes during natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, or the flooding in Texas.

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Bullseye or Black Fly?

Tis the season for black flies and ticks! This time of year, we get a lot of calls from concerned owners who think that their dog has a bullseye mark from a tick bite.

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Ehrlichia and Anaplasma, Oh My!

Ehrlichia and Anaplasma can be a mouthful to try and pronounce, but it is something that we might start hearing more of in the coming years. As ticks start spreading throughout Ontario, we are beginning to see more uncommon diseases become more common.

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Lyme Disease

What is it? Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete. How is it spread? The main carrier is the Ixodes scapularis tick, aka the deer tick. What are the clinical signs of Lyme disease? 95% of dogs are asymptomatic. In the acute form, dogs can have a transient fever, anorexia, depression and a shifting […]

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My Dog Has A Tick!

What now? A blood test called a 4DX test should be run to determine if your dog has antibodies to

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My Pet Is Too Old for Anesthetic

When talking with clients who have senior pets, the biggest comment I hear is “They are much too old to be under anesthetic.” I want to help put your mind at ease in regards to that concern.

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