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Why we refer to the Emergency Clinic on Maple Grove Road

Friday, March 16th, 2018 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 ...

Arthritis in pets: the causes and treatment of this ailment.

Friday, March 16th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Arthritis means inflammation of joints. There are many causes of arthritis in pets. It is usually seen in senior pets. What causes arthritis? The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA) ...

How to force feed an anorexic cat, if your veterinarian has recommended this

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Cats sometimes present to vets for anorexia. In other words, they refuse to eat because they don’t have an appetite. Sometimes the cause of the anorexia is obvious, sometimes even after running tests, we don’t find the original cause. Cats can ...

Pets Deserve Pain Medication Too!

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

From Dr. Langlais' column in The Record November 20, 2007 Mrs. Brown, who owns a cat named Hurley, thinks I'm an idiot. She felt Hurley did not need any pain medication after his surgery. I told her that castrating a cat is a ...

Why is dental care so important for our pets?

Friday, February 16th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

One of the most common conditions I see in dogs and cats is dental disease. Sadly, many pet owners don't seem to realize how important preventative dental care is to their animal's health and well-being. Or others mistakenly believe that ...

Some tips on how to get your chubby or fat pet to lose weight

Thursday, January 25th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

INFORMATION ON WEIGHT CONTROL IN PETS: Allowing a pet to overeat and to become overweight can shorten its life. Excess weight will put a strain on the animal's heart, liver, spine and joints. Overweight pets are at risk of developing diabetes ...

How to care for your African Hedgehog

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

African hedgehogs are native to grass prairie areas of central and eastern Africa. Most are bred in captivity because, thankfully, importing them from the wild is no longer allowed. They are most active at night. In the wild, they hunt ...

Ideas to keep your indoor cat amused. Bored cats are unhappy cats.

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Keeping cats indoors helps them live longer, but they can get bored. Here are some ways to keep them entertained: Hunting: Play and Predation The purpose is to provide an outlet for the cat to give the cat an outlet for ...

The health consequences of being overweight, for pets and people

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Beyond the Belly: The Health Consequences of Pet Obesity BY ERNIE WARD, DVM During the past 20 years, I’ve heard all the clever wordplay: “Pet obesity is a huge problem!” “The number of overweight pets is growing!” “Obesity rates continue to ...

Why a thorough work-up is a good idea for chronic or recurrent skin cases

Thursday, July 13th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

We often see pets with chronic itch for second opinions at this clinic. Perhaps the word is out that we are good at these challenging cases? There is a long list of conditions that can cause ...