Oromocto Veterinary Hospital Newsletter

Kennel Cough

July 27th, 2017

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

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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Is Your Cat a Counter Surfer or a Shelf Jumper?

May 25th, 2016

Counters and high shelves beckon with the promise of outlets for exercise, exploration and tasty snacks. If you are a cat owner, then you may have noticed that your curious, agile cat effortlessly leaps and lands on the top of the refrigerator, while deftly missing your glass serving bowl. Your first instinct may be to […]

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Night-time, But Perhaps Not Bedtime For Your Cat

April 25th, 2016

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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Cats or Dogs?

April 8th, 2016

“Which do you like better, Cats or Dogs?” I get this question A LOT! This is so hard to answer because, like parents, veterinarians are not supposed to have favourites. As it turns out, I do play favourites with my own animals. My family has the greatest dog, Cannelle. We adopted her from the Oromocto […]

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Smelly Breath – Bad Teeth

February 29th, 2016

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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The Story of Bill & Gambler: How a Rescue Dog and a Canadian Soldier became Best Friends and made History together.

February 10th, 2016

We’ve known seven-year-old, Elite Service Dog, Gambler, for almost six years now. As each day goes by, we become more and more impressed by Gambler and his dad. They share a bond and a partnership that surpasses ‘friendship.’ They – quite literally – saved each other’s lives. Here’s the story of how Bill and Gambler […]

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Want to Have More Time with Your Dog?

January 10th, 2016

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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When There’s Hair, Hair Everywhere

December 10th, 2015

Shedding is usually seasonal, but factors such as diet, genetics and even temperament can all trigger it If clouds of cat hair don’t complement you, your furniture or your home, you may be among the owners looking for solutions to shedding. There’s a simple two-step prescription to tame it: a brush and a vacuum. Shedding, you see, […]

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The Oromocto & Area SPCA – A Shelter Providing Excellent Service to the Community

November 28th, 2015

Animal lovers are fortunate to live in this community.  The Oromocto and Area Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is one of the best animal shelters in New Brunswick!  This SPCA is run by a dedicated Board of Directors and a great group of Staff and volunteers. Did you know that the […]

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