Pet Information Articles

Dog having teeth brushed
02/16/21

Smile: February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Bad breath, brushing, toys that help clean - Dr. Sperry, DVM, provides insights into oral health dangers.

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Dog licking veterinarian's face
02/16/21

The Guide to Choosing a Veterinarian

How do I choose the best veterinarian for my furry friend? Dr. Sperry, DVM, provides a guide to making that critical decision.

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DIY Paw Imprints
02/15/21

DYI - Paw Imprints

Can’t get enough of your pet’s paws? Make an imprint of them using just a few ingredients you likely have in your pantry.

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Woman doing yoga with dog beside her
01/19/21

2021 RESOLUTIONS FOR YOU & YOUR PET

At the start of the year, we asked our community to 'paws' and reflect on what their pets would like to achieve this year.

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Dog with runny nose
01/14/21

VETERINARY Q&A: DO PETS GET COLDS?

Can my pet catch a cold? Our veterinarian discusses everything you want to know about colds and COVID-19 in pets.

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11/24/20

Is A Vaccine To Prevent Cancer In Your Dog Coming Soon?

As a species, dogs are particularly susceptible to cancer. Approximately one in four dogs will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives.  Fifty percent of dogs over ten years of age will develop cancer.  Some breeds are more susceptible to cancer than others (1).
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Pumpkin Cookies for Dogs
11/21/20

Homemade Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

Does your dog feel left out when you start your holiday baking? Include them in the festivities with these simple pumpkin flavoured biscuits. Pumpkin is a great source of fibre, zinc and vitamins, which can help your dog’s digestive health, skin and coat.
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Large cat sitting beside scale
11/18/20

Tools For Managing Diabetes In Cats

Type II diabetes is a common disease in cats (1).  It is an illness that occurs when the body loses its ability to manage sugar (glucose) levels in the blood properly. Decreased physical activity, increased carbohydrate intake, and obesity are all factors that predispose pet cats to diabetes.

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Beagle scratching
11/17/20

Does My Pet Have Season Allergies?

The changing leaves are a universal signal that autumn has arrived.  In the animal hospital, another sure sign of the season is the increase in allergy calls.  Like people, dogs and cats can develop allergies to many things, including food, dust, mould, and pollen.

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DIY Felt Cat Toys
09/10/20

Autumn Catnip DIY Stuffies

Give your cat’s toy stash an autumnal feel with these DIY catnip stuffies!

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