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Peterborough, ON K9K 0E6
Phone: 705-745-5550
Fax: 705-745-5502

Lyme disease… it really ticks us off!

September 20th, 2017

Ticks are a growing problem in our area. The main problem they pose for us and our pets is the diseases that they carry, the most common and dangerous one being Lyme disease. Ticks are a concern anytime that the weather is above 4 degrees Celsius. They are a concern not only for your dog […]

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How do I clean my pet’s ears?

November 15th, 2018

Cleaning your pet’s ears regularly can help avoid ear infections. Dry, clean ears are much less likely to become infected. On average we recommend cleaning your pet’s ears about every 1-2 weeks. If your dog swims on a regular basis then we recommend it more often. Certain breeds of dogs and cats are prone to […]

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Does my pet have fleas?

November 3rd, 2018

If you suspect your pet has fleas gently look through their fur for any flea dirt which is essentially flea poop. If you do see something that resembles “curly dirt” then put some onto a white wet paper towel and then gently squash the paper towel. If there is a pink tinge to the paper […]

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Halloween Hazards

October 26th, 2018

Halloween is here! We wanted to share a few things to keep in mind when it comes to your pets and Halloween so that you can spend the holiday having fun and not at the veterinary clinic. The most common hazard for our pets when it comes to Halloween is chocolate and candy consumption. Dogs […]

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How often should I take my pet to the vet?

October 23rd, 2018

If you have a healthy pet with no underlying health issues then a yearly examination by your veterinarian is recommended. This is the time to have your pet’s weight assessed by a professional, update any vaccines that are due, purchase flea/tick/heartworm/parasite prevention for the year, get bloodwork done, ask any questions you may have and […]

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Teeth brushing for pets!

October 9th, 2018

Brushing your pet’s teeth can be hugely beneficial for your pet’s health as well as your wallet! Dental cleaning’s at the veterinary clinic are not cheap because it requires your pet to be under full anesthetic. The goal is to brush your dog’s teeth daily. This is not always possible but anything is better than […]

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What is a microchip?

October 4th, 2018

A microchip is a tiny chip about the size of a grain of rice that is placed under the skin of your pet using a large needle and syringe. The implantation process takes about 15 seconds to complete. The chip is placed under the skin between the shoulder blades. It is strongly recommended that you […]

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It’s all sun and games until someone gets heat stroke!

May 9th, 2018

With this crazy heatwave we’re having we thought this would be a good time to remind everyone of the dangers that can be associated with our pets in the summer. Perhaps the biggest danger to our pets in the summer is heat stroke. One of the easiest and unfortunately most common ways for our pets […]

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How do I pill my cat?

January 23rd, 2018

When your cat becomes sick sometimes there is no avoiding having to administer medication in pill form. This can be a tricky task! You might need to recruit a second person to help you depending on how wiggly your kitty friend is. The way you restrain the cat can really help you out. I find […]

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Potential Holiday Hazards for Pets

December 12th, 2017

The holidays are a wonderful, magical time of year! A time that you don’t want to spend in the veterinary emergency room. Unfortunately, during the holiday’s there are a lot of potential hazards to your pet. Here a few tips to avoid the most common holiday hazards. Be particularly cautious of your pet around anything […]

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What is wellness testing and why does my veterinarian recommend it?

December 7th, 2017

Wellness testing is screening of your pet for abnormalities/diseases prior to the pet actually showing symptoms. Wellness testing helps us uncover any problems brewing with your pet that we otherwise wouldn’t be aware of. The two main wellness tests we do are looking at your pet’s blood and urine. Wellness testing is also known as […]

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