Blogs

  • The Obesity Epidemic Part I

    Aug 09 2018

    “We are not winning the war (on pet obesity),” says Julie Churchill, DVM, Ph.D., DACVN, an associate professor of veterinary nutrition with the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine.…

  • What do you need to know about canine influenza?

    Aug 02 2018

    Canine influenza (H3N2), more commonly known as dog flu, is an avian influenza virus (bird flu) that spread to dogs in Asia in the mid 2000s and more widely in…

  • The Science of Fear Free

    Jul 25 2018

    Can you imagine telling your dog, “Let’s go to the vet!” and seeing her tail wag? How about getting out your cat’s carrier and seeing him come running?  Pet owners…

  • Are you considering adoption? How to make sure you are dealing with the right rescue group

    Jul 18 2018

    Are you dealing with a risky rescue or reputable non profit?  Many animal lovers believe strongly in the ‘adopt, don’t shop’ motto when ready to look for a “soul pet”. …

  • Is your dog trying to tell you something? Whining and how to make it stop

    Jun 25 2018

    If you have or have ever had a dog, then you’ve probably heard it whine at one time or another. Whining is one of many forms of canine vocal communication,…

  • Tick control is all about temperature

    Mar 22 2018

    The time for tick protection is now!  The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the veterinarians in Richmond Hill want you to know that the ideal time to begin tick protection…

  • Pet Cloning

    Mar 13 2018

    Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is usually a time of great emotion.  As we cherish the memories of our pet we cope with the loss in very different ways.…

  • Have you had your pet’s teeth checked lately?

    Feb 27 2018

    Why is it important to keep your pet’s teeth clean?  Besides the obvious preference of having our pet’s breath smelling minty fresh,  80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease…

  • Preparing to get a dog?

    Jan 11 2018

    Congratulations on thinking about adding a dog to your family! Dogs are one of the most popular furry family members. From finding a kid-friendly canine to budgeting for veterinarian visits,…

  • Cool Apps for you and your furry friend!

    Jan 03 2018

    If you are used to living off your smartphone, then you ought to check out these apps for people who live with and love dogs and cats. With so many dogs…