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Fall’s Coming!

Here are some tips to prepare for fall.

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Water Diabetes or Diabetes Insipidus

When we discuss diabetes, the most common disease we think about is diabetes mellitus, also called insulin or sugar, diabetes. There is a less common form of diabetes, called diabetes insipidus (DI). It is a disorder that affects water metabolism in the body, that prevents the body from conserving water.

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Dogs Seem to Love Porcupines, Unfortunately for Them!

Porcupines are small slow-moving herbivorous critters, that are largely nocturnal. They are most likely to be investigating and eating at dusk and throughout the night.

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Here Comes Summer!

Here comes summer! Summer is my favourite time of year, but the heat brings on some challenges for our pets that we need to be mindful of.

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H3N2: A Cautionary Tale

Cases of canine influenza linked to imported rescue dogs from Asia.

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The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Pets can get lost which can be a traumatic and possibly tragic event.  It’s important to have a collar and ID tag, but these are not foolproof.  Collars can break or fall off leaving your pet unidentifiable. This can be prevented with the use of a microchip. As noted in the Dartmouth Tribune in April 2017: A pet is lost every seven seconds One in three pets will go missing in their lifetime Only 2 percent of lost cats and 17 percent of lost dogs with ID return home When a pet gets lost, they are 20 times more likely to make their way back home when they have a microchip

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