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    Tick Bite Leads to Anaplasmosis in a Puppy – Case of the Week from Dr. John Glauser

    May 04 2017

    On a routine pre-surgical blood screen this week, I was concerned to notice a dangerously low platelet level in a puppy.  This is very significant, especially when planning surgery, because…

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    Check Out Our Spring Newsletter

    Apr 04 2017

    Spring is here!  Click here to see our Spring 2017 Newsletter, containing pertinent tick information, great products for springtime cleanliness, important safety hazards to be aware of, and, of course, lots of…

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    Resistant Ear Infections – Case of the Week from Dr. John Glauser

    Mar 30 2017

    Ear infections are one of the most common problems we see in dogs.  Ears usually flare up from allergies or parasites like ear mites.  Yeast and bacteria may overgrow when…


    Confused Canines and Foggy Felines: The 5 signs of Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome in Pets

    Oct 12 2016

    Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) is a condition veterinarians diagnose in dogs, and to a lesser extent cats, that have reached their ‘senior years’.  This condition has many similarities to Alzheimer’s…

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    How Did Dogs Emerge From Wolves?

    Sep 13 2016

    Did you know today’s domestic dog, in all its shapes and forms, evolved from the wolf?  It is believed that over tens of thousands of years, humans’ artificial selection changed…

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    Separation Anxiety: 3 Steps to Calming Your Clingy Canine

    Aug 31 2016

    Separation anxiety is a common behavioural problem in dogs.  The signs are all too familiar to those dedicated pet owners whose pets are a little too attached!  Dogs with separation…

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    Fighting Felines: 5 Ways to Keep the Peace

    Aug 23 2016

    Us Canadians love our cats.  Recent surveys have shown over 1/3 of Canadian households have one.  Its easy to see why.  Cats are wonderful companions – affectionate and playful.  They…

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    Pain in Pets: 4 Myths Debunked

    Aug 16 2016

    Pets feel pain.  Sometimes this is quite clear to see, like when a dog’s toe is accidentally stepped on followed by a heartbreaking yelp, or when a cat that has…

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    Tinsel Trouble

    Dec 17 2015

    This time of year, tinsel is a commonly found decoration adorning Christmas trees.  As a decoration it seems harmless and attractive, however in the home of a pet owner, tinsel…

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    UPDATED: Raccoon Rabies Confirmed in Hamilton

    Dec 10 2015

    As reported a few days ago in this post, a raccoon in Hamilton recently tested positive for rabies.  After this positive test result, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, in…