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Weight Gain in Our Dogs and Cats and What We Can Do About It

March 27, 2017 BY North Yonge Veterinary Hospital | LEAVE A COMMENT

With spring around the corner, many of us start considering the extra pounds we may have put on over a cold and inactive winter.  But we also need to consider weight ga in our dogs, cats and other pets. Does your pet resemble the dogs and cats profiled in the body condition scoring in images […]

How Often Does Your Pet Need to be Examined?

February 24, 2017 BY North Yonge Veterinary Hospital | LEAVE A COMMENT

This is a very good and common question often asked by pet owners. Having your pet examined by a veterinarian on a recommended, regular schedule is by far the single most important measure you can take to ensure a long, healthy and happy life for your pet. It’s easiest to break this down into the […]

The Benefits of Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork and IV Fluid Therapy for Your Pet

January 30, 2017 BY North Yonge Veterinary Hospital | LEAVE A COMMENT

Why do IV fluids and bloodwork? When you bring your beloved pet in for a routine procedure such as a spay or neuter, they’ll be placed under anesthesia. In that situation, IV fluids and bloodwork add important health benefits for your pet and let the medical team reduce any risk of surgery while they are […]

Oh Baby It’s Cold Outside!

January 5, 2017 BY North Yonge Veterinary Hospital | LEAVE A COMMENT

And with the cold comes weather-related risks for our exotic pets (birds, rodents, reptiles, and amphibians et al.) more used to warmer climes…because even those pets that don’t go outside can still suffer ill effects from the seasonal change. Significant drops in temperature make now a great time to step back and assess your exotic […]

Digital radiography is now available at North Yonge Veterinary Hospital

December 25, 2016 BY North Yonge Veterinary Hospital | LEAVE A COMMENT

  Your pet means the world to you and when something is wrong with your beloved companion, you want the best answers and help available. We’re always looking for ways to do that. In early 2016, we upgraded our entire radiography service (x-rays) to full digital radiography. Our staff and clients have been extremely happy […]

DIY Pet Food

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After reading the horror stories about store bought pet foods and then looking at the price of the organic alternatives, you may be tempted to think that making homemade cat or dog food from good, wholesome ingredients is the ideal solution. The answer is… that it can be. However, devising and planning a diet for […]

Protecting Your Pet Against Preventable Diseases

June 23, 2016 BY North Yonge Veterinary Hospital | LEAVE A COMMENT

Communicable diseases are the bane of every pet owner’s existence. There’s nothing more heartbreaking than to see your beloved furry friend succumb to a preventable disease. Recent headlines across Canada have told the story of outbreaks of kennel cough, rabies and other sometimes fatal diseases. RabiesIn Southern Ontario, we’ve seen rabies this year in skunks […]

Coyote Attacks and Your Pet

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Coyote attacks are becoming more and more common through Southern Ontario. It’s a threat to your pets even if you let them outside in your own backyard. Coyotes are notorious for slipping in and out of human civilization and, in contrast with most native animals, they have increased their territory by learning how to live […]

People Medicine and Your Pet

May 17, 2016 BY North Yonge Veterinary Hospital | LEAVE A COMMENT

You take Advil or Tylenol for aches and pains, so maybe it would help poor Fido or Kitty with that sore paw too… The temptation may be there, but the important message is: DON”T. Just as you would with small children, you want to keep all your medicines – prescription or over the counter – […]

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