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What tests can be run to diagnose the cause of the chronically itchy dog?

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The best way to deal with a dog or cat with chronic recurrent itch is to get to the bottom of it.  In other words, you want a diagnosis! There is a long list of conditions that can cause itchiness. These ...

My dog whines constantly and it drives me nuts! What can I do?

Friday, July 16th, 2021 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Whining is annoying, whether it’s coming from a person or from a dog. Dogs whine for a variety of reasons. The solution varies depending on the cause. ►Whining for attention: Dogs whine to get our attention. They might want food, play, ...

Seizures in dogs and cats: Signs, Causes, Tests, Treatment

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Witnessing your precious pet have a seizure for the very first time is upsetting and terrifying. I can relate, because my daughter had a seizure when she was in grade school and I have owned two dogs that have had ...

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 ...