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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 »

Does Your Cat Have a Cold?

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Did you know that our feline friends can get their own version of colds or flus? In many cases, cats just feel a bit stuffy and tired for a few days, and then recover on their own. However, kitty colds can develop into upper respiratory infections, or URIs. These can be extremely dangerous! Senior cats … Read More »

Can My Pets Be Allergic to Each Other?

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As you probably know, your dog or cat can be allergic to many things. Dust, dirt, fleas, mold, pollen, ingredients in their food, certain materials like rubber or plastic… the list goes on and on. But can dogs and cats themselves can be allergic to each other? And if they are, what do you do … Read More »

Senior Dog Care Tips

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Have you noticed grey around your dog’s muzzle? Is Fido more interested in naps than in chasing squirrels these days? Dogs are just as cute in their senior years as they are as puppies. However, their needs do change a bit as they grow older. Read on as a local Fonthill, ON vet discusses caring … Read More »

Walking Your Dog In Winter

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Does your canine pal like winter? If you have a snow dog, like a husky, Fido may love romping and playing in the snow. Pups with thinner fur, however, are usually much less enthusiastic. Regardless of what category your pooch falls into, you’ll need to take some extra precautions when walking your dog at this … Read More »

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