What to Do If Your Dog Swallowed Something They Shouldn’t Have

It’s normal for puppies and dogs to chew on objects as they explore the world. Unfortunately, this sometimes results in objects being swallowed that shouldn’t be! Sometimes after swallowing an object, it may get stuck – either in the dog’s mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, or intestines. Objects can get stuck due to their size, shape, or the material(s) they are … Read More »

It’s Feeling HOT, HOT HOT! Sun Safety Tips:

The summer months are certainly a blast! However, the sun and increase in temperature brings with it its own set of hazards. Let’s review some safety measures to follow when out and about in the sun: Exercise your dog early or late in the day, as they can overheat quickly Provide easy access to fresh water. If visiting the park … Read More »

A Quick Guide to Microchipping!

What is a Microchip? A microchip is a small transmitter, no larger than a grain of rice.  The microchip possesses a unique identification number.  This identification number can be extremely helpful in reuniting a lost pet with their owner, or as a means of proving ownership.   How Do We Microchip? The microchip is implanted just under the skin, using … Read More »

Heartworm Disease: Q & A

Q: How do pets get heartworms? A: All it takes is one bite from an infected mosquito to pass the parasite onto your pet! And, unfortunately, there’s no way to tell if a mosquito is infected. That’s why prevention is so important. Q: Can people get heartworms from their pets? Can one pet give the heartworm disease to another pet? … Read More »

Tick Talk: Understanding Ticks & Lyme Disease

Climate change has brought about a number of changes, with rising temperatures being a notable example.  With temperatures increasing, we are encountering new challenges regarding the health of ourselves, as well as our beloved pets.  One such challenge is the northern migration of ticks.  Tick populations are on the rise throughout Canada.  It is becoming more likely that humans and … Read More »