Kennel Cough

July 27th, 2017 by

Kennel cough is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection that can be caused by a variety of different bacteria and viruses that results in a dry, “goose honking” cough. We tend to see more cases of kennel cough in the summer months (both in vaccinated and non-vaccinated dogs), due to the increased dog-to-dog contact during […]

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Are you prepared financially for that petcare emergency?

June 25th, 2016 by

A healthcare emergency for your pet may not just be a medical emergency – it can also be a financial emergency. With a tight household budget, how can you prepare for the costs of life-saving treatments for your pet? Here are a few options: 1. Preventative healthcare – semi-annual or annual visits to the veterinarian […]

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Night-time, But Perhaps Not Bedtime For Your Cat

April 25th, 2016 by

Cats are programmed to be active at dawn and dusk, but you can change their behaviour. Ah, sleep. At the end of a long workday, you look forward to uninterrupted slumber, but your cat has other plans. In two hours, he jars you awake by leaping on the bed — knocking the air out of […]

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Smelly Breath – Bad Teeth

February 29th, 2016 by

When you get close to Boot’s or Max’s mouth, does it smell bad? Can you see brown debris (tartar) on your pet’s teeth? Dental disease (tartar, gingivitis and periodontitis) are the most common illness noted in our patients that are over 1-year-old. Why does this happen? Dogs and cats develop gum disease exactly the way […]

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Want to Have More Time with Your Dog?

January 10th, 2016 by

If I told you that I knew a way to give you almost two more years with your beloved dog, would you do it? Day in and day out, I see overweight and obese dogs. Approximately 70% of my patients are overweight (and have dental disease – but that is another article!). This means that […]

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The Return of Rabies to Our Area

October 14th, 2015 by

You have probably heard in the last months about the cases of Rabies found in raccoons of Charlotte County. Charlotte County is just south of York, Sunbury and Queens Counties.  More recently, raccoons suspected of having Rabies have been reported from the McAdam and Pennfield areas. That is not too far away, so we need […]

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Blue Green Algae – Should I let my dog swim in the lake?

September 21st, 2015 by

There are five lakes in our area with Blue-green algae that are currently listed (August 2015) on the Government of New Brunswick Public Health Advisory list: Washademoak Lake, Grand Lake, Harvey Lake, Chamcook Lake, Lake Utopia and two more that are north of Edmundston. Is Blue-green algae a threat to your pets? Yes. If you […]

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Look Out for Lepto – Some Info on Leptospirosis

May 11th, 2015 by

  Leptospirosis (also known as ‘lepto’) is a serious bacterial disease of dogs, various animal species (squirrels, mice, rats, cows, pigs, skunks, raccoon, and others) and humans that occurs in countries around the world. In Canada, it has become an increasing concern in recent years, especially in cities and suburban areas. The main reason is thought to […]

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Pre-Anesthetic Blood Chemistry Tests Have Value

April 8th, 2015 by

Chances are if you have been in hospital and had any kind of surgical or anesthetic procedure performed, you were required to have some pre-anesthetic blood work done. Most human doctors wouldn’t consider doing any procedure requiring anesthesia without a pre-anesthetic examination and blood tests, and maybe even some additional tests, like an electrocardiogram (ECG), […]

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Did You Call Me? Deafness in Cats

March 9th, 2015 by

Most cases of deafness in cats are acquired and are due to disease. Has your pet become unresponsive to everyday sounds, squeaky toys or his name. If he doesn’t know you’re in the room unless you touch him, or if a loud noise fails to awaken him, a veterinary visit should be scheduled to determine […]

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