Stories

  • This is the one grooming tool you need if you have a longhaired cat or dog

    Dec 12 2018

    Many pet owners think of brushes when they are shopping for grooming tools for their pet. The commonly used “slicker brush” is an effective tool for grasping and removing the…

  • Grain-Free Pet Foods – Are they better for your pet?

    Nov 20 2018

    The popularity of grain free dog and cat foods has exploded in the past 5 years.  Is it the best choice for your pet? The theory behind grain free pet…

  • Does my dog need boots? Winter Gear Tips for Dogs

    Nov 14 2018

    The first flakes of snow are starting to fly and Oakville residents are digging out their hats, jackets, and boots. Many dogs are feeling the chill, too. Pet owners wonder…

  • Leptospirosis Cases Rise in Wet Weather

    Nov 12 2018

    It’s been a wet couple of weeks recently, leaving the soil in many areas saturated and muddy. This moisture combined with moderate temperatures create ideal conditions for leptospira bacteria to…

  • Canadian Veterinarians in The Great War

    Nov 10 2018

    As we honor those brave men and women who fought for our freedom this Remembrance Day, it is also a good opportunity to recognize and remember the animals that assisted…

  • Make Your Own Indoor Agility Course!

    Nov 09 2018

    Fall is flying by and the its beginning to feel awfully ‘wintery’ out there!  Pet owners naturally tend to cut back on outdoor activity at this time of year.  Unfortunately…

  • My dog ate weed… now what?

    Nov 08 2018

    Dogs eat things they shouldn’t. This isn’t exactly headline news, but it does present a challenge to veterinarians.  When a dog presents with sudden onset illness (like vomiting and diarrhea)…

  • What does it cost to spay or neuter my dog or cat?

    Nov 07 2018

    Pet owners often call to find out the cost of ‘fixing’ their new puppy or kitten. This procedure, while routine, is a major surgery and there are a lot of…

  • What do I do if my dog has a tick?

    Oct 31 2018

    Ticks have been a persistent pest in Oakville this season and we have recently had a spike in cases of ticks on dogs.  We wanted to share his reference guide…

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    Winter 2018 Newsletter

    Dec 22 2017

    Seasons Greetings!  From everyone here at Bucksburn, all the best to our furry patients and their loving caretakers as we ring in 2018.   Check out our Winter newsletter here with info…