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Springtime Dangers for Pets

Meet-and-Greets Spring is in the air and everyone is sniffing each other’s derrieres. Your pets have to meet their neighbours all over again. They forgot that Buffy the Maine Coon slayer lived next door or that Mack the Ripper moved into the Bichon’s house.

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Internal Parasites

Internal Parasites are worms or other pets that live inside your pet, usually in the intestines where they get their energy from the food that your pet eats, or from sucking blood from the gut wall.

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The Importance of Year-Round Flea and Tick Preventatives

Many people do not realize that even in a colder climate, fleas and ticks can still be active all year. Many people keep their pets on preventatives from spring until fall (generally April until November or December), but is that enough? We see pets all year round with fleas and ticks on them. This can […]

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Lyme disease is here – Max’s Story

Up until very recently we rarely saw Lyme disease at our practice in Porters Lake.  We hear more and more about it spreading throughout the Maritimes, and it is a major health concern in people as well as in our canine friends. I wanted to share the story of Max, a lovely dog that I […]

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Tapeworms are parasites that live in the small intestines of many species, including humans. Depending on the tapeworm species, their length may vary from 1 cm to 10 meters in length. Other than the tapeworm head, their body consists of small segments called proglottids. These are egg sacs that break off the tail of the […]

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COVID-19 Pet Advice Part 2: Managing Cats' Increased Stress Due to Changes at Home

As a veterinarian, cat lover, and cat owner, I like many, would love to believe my cats would love my constant attention, but alas cats, like us, need their space. 

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