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Common Pet Food Myths

Friday, September 25th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I hear a lot of misconceptions about pet food from clients. A lot of them come from the internet or from companies trying to flog their own products by criticizing their competition. It’s always good to ask yourself, when you hear ...

Surgical and Anesthetic Complications:  Uncommon but possible.

Friday, August 28th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

This information has been customized for our clinic but much of the wording came from this excellent article: www.sunstonevets.com/blog/surg Complications are a regrettable, yet inevitable part of working in a medical field. Everything we do, everything we learn, everything we train for ...

Cuterebra in cats

Thursday, August 13th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

We often see sneezing, congested and sick cats this time of year (summer). If they have access to the outdoors and their vaccinations are current, one of the most likely causes is Cuterebra. What is that? A Cuterebra is a maggot-like parasite ...

Raisin and Grape Toxicity in dogs

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Reprinted from 2012, with updated overdose information and links at the bottom...... .......We had a patient in for treatment of raisin toxicity early this week. Yes, you read that correctly. Raisins and grapes can kill dogs! It turns out that Halo, a ...

How to split capsules

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Some pet medications come in the form of capsules and you might be asked to give 1/2 or 1/4 of the contents. One common example is a pain medication called gabapentin, which is also used to calm anxious pets prior ...

 COVID-19 Protocols at Hespeler Animal Hospital

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

COVID-19 UPDATE:   Now that Ontario has started to relax some of the protocols, we are able to as well.  Here's what to expect when you come to the clinic: 1/ Our front door will no longer be locked. You can enter the ...

The perils of Fire Engine Medicine

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

One of my university professors told my class of veterinary students that there are two ways of practicing medicine.  One of those was “Fire Engine Medicine”.  I often think of those words in clinical practice more than 30 years later. So ...

Does your senior dog have Dementia?

Saturday, December 7th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Dementia: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment It can be sad to watch our beloved companions age and grow increasingly confused – but knowing what you’re up against can  help you keep them happy and safe to the very end. By    Sassafras Lowrey       October 28, ...

The risks of Raw

Thursday, October 10th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Raw diets are very popular these days, but many vets have concerns over health issues that might crop up with them. One of the most renowned experts in the world with respect to zooenotic diseases (diseases that spread from animals to ...

Why we refer to the Emergency Clinic on Maple Grove Road

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

We've been referring our after hours cases and emergencies to the Emergency Clinic on Maple Grove Road ever since we opened in 1989. They can be reached at 519-650-1617. We refer our patients to this clinic for the following reasons: 1/  Their prices ...