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You Can Catch These Diseases From Your Dog

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As you know, your dog is susceptible to various diseases and infections. Have you ever wondered whether or not you could potentially catch any of those illnesses from your pooch? It’s a scary thought. And it’s true—it is possible for dogs to transmit certain illnesses to humans. The diseases in question are known as zoonotic … Read More »

Preventing Lyme Disease in Dogs

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month! Lyme disease is a serious disease that can afflict both people and pets. As you may know, the disease is spread through ticks, which are unfortunately spreading throughout North America. Left untreated, Lyme disease can cause some very serious—and potentially life-threatening—issues, such as kidney failure and heart trouble. A … Read More »

Poison Ivy and Pets

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For humans, one of the bad parts about spending time outside during warm weather is the risk of coming into contact with poison ivy, oak, or sumac. Did you know that these plants can also affect our pets? It’s not extremely common for pets to develop a reaction to poison ivy, but it’s entirely possible. … Read More »

How to Introduce Two Dogs

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At some point or another, your dog will almost certainly meet another dog. It might be because you’re adopting a second pup to add to your family, or simply because you’re passing another dog during a walk. But in either case, you’ll want to know how to introduce two dogs properly so that everything goes … Read More »

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Balfour Animal Hospital Essential Services Update

As Ontario goes into further Lockdown mode during this COVID health challenge we sincerely hope you, your loved ones and of course your pets are safe and healthy at home. With Minister Doug Ford’s announcement Friday there have been further closures to business except those deemed Essential. Veterinary Services continue to be deemed as an … Read More »

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Caring for Your Pet During COVID-19

Hello Everyone, The Team at Balfour Animal Hospital would like to send out a big virtual hug to all of our wonderful clients and their pets.  We are thinking of each and every one of you and hope you are all safe at home and fortunate enough to be healthy.  During these difficult times, we … Read More »

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