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Oliver: The Toothless Wonder

Oliver had always been a lazy cat, not very interested in play or high energy activities, but I had always attributed that to normal cat behaviour. One day I noticed that his gums looked very irritated, red and swollen. I took him to see Dr. Ackerley who diagnosed him with something called Lymphocytic-Plasmacytic (Gingivo) Stomatitis […]

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Spring Pet Safety

Spring is a lovely time of year, winter is finally leaving, things are starting to bloom, and we can finally enjoy some sunshine. But spring comes with its dangers as well, here is a basic list of some things to look out for as we enter the spring season. Melting Snow: As the snow melts […]

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Bowel Obstruction in Pets

Pets have a tendency to eat things they shouldn’t like toys, string, socks, rocks and so much more. Animals like to play with things which in turn involves them chewing. Chewing can lead to swallowing and that is when a disaster can occur. When a pet consumes an inedible object, the object is called a […]

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Marijuana Toxicity in Pets

Marijuana is a popular recreational drug that is used by millions of people worldwide. As veterinary professionals, we occasionally see our canine friends come in showing signs of a toxicity ingestion. Marijuana toxicity can look similar to other toxin ingestions. We rely heavily on the owners to give us all relevant information to properly assess and […]

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Raw Diets: Information for Clients

A study following therapy dogs over the course of one year. Recording diet history showed raw-fed dogs were 17 times as likely to be shedding multi-resistant E. coli compared to non-raw-fed dogs. Lefebvre et. Al, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2009 A study of healthy dogs in households fed a commercial or homemade […]

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The Risks of Being an Outdoor Cat

Cats are curious creatures who love to roam and explore. The outside world is full of birds to hunt, trees to climb and sun patches to roll in - so why doesn’t everyone let their cat go outside?

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