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Fear-free vet visits for your dog

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

No-one likes to see a terrified dog (or cat) when going to the veterinarian. It's upsetting for the animal, the owner and the veterinary team. Here's some information to help prevent that: Why is your dog nervous during vet visits? Some dogs ...

 COVID-19 Protocols at Hespeler Animal Hospital

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

COVID-19 UPDATE:   If there is a Lockdown, we will not be allowing clients into the building and our door will remain locked. PLEASE CALL US FROM YOUR CAR ONCE YOU ARRIVE, and keep your charged cell phone with you. Here's what to expect when ...

I read on Facebook that ABC (drug or vaccine name) causes XYZ (reaction). Is it true?

Friday, October 30th, 2020 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Dr Langlais was recently asked about a possible side effect of a medication commonly prescribed for dogs.  We will paste her email to the client below, but we'll remove some of the details to protect their privacy, and the name ...

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 ...

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, ...