Oromocto Veterinary Hospital Newsletter

OMG, it’s a Trichobezoar!

March 29th, 2010

A trichobezoar is the clinical term for a hairball – that wad of undigested hair that your cat disgorges every so often. As discussed in a recent issue of CatWatch, a publication of the Cornell Feline Health Center, the hacking up of a hairball every week or two by your adult cat is common, and […]

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Its the Cat’s Whiskers!

March 15th, 2010

The tactile hairs, or whiskers, of the domestic cat were the subject of a recent article in the CatWatch newsletter from the Feline Health Center of Cornell University. The most prominent whiskers of a cat are those that protrude from the side of the cat’s muzzle. Generally, there are 12 of them, arranged in 4 […]

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The Wolf in your Dog

March 10th, 2010

Advances in DNA technology over the past few years have enabled researchers to track evolutionary changes in various animals, including dogs. DNA evidence has confirmed what has long been thought: that dogs are descended from wolves. How and when, however, is more complicated. A recent study has shown that small breeds of dogs might have […]

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Dental Health Month

February 11th, 2010

February is Pet Dental Health Month across North America. Throughout the month of February, the Staff at the Oromocto Veterinary Hospital are working to promote awareness regarding the health of our pet’s mouths. Periodontal disease is one of the most common illnesses found in pets during their annual examinations. Over time periodontal disease and infections […]

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Help for Haiti

January 26th, 2010

Students at Harold Peterson Middle School (District 17) are raising funds help Haitians affected by the recent earthquake. A ‘cat’ piggybank has been set up at the Oromocto Veterinary Hospital reception counter to accept any spare change donations that you can make while visiting the Hospital. Thanks in advance for your help. Update:  Thanks for […]

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Our new exam room is up and running

January 22nd, 2010

The Oromocto Veterinary Hospital is pleased to announce that our third exam room is now open to serve you and your pet. Some of you may have noticed that the hospital was closed for renovations the weekend of January 9 and 10.  During that time, a new exam room was added to help better serve […]

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Road Salt and Your Dog

January 20th, 2010

Don’t let your dog go stir crazy this winter – take Rover outside for a walk. A winter excursion is good for you and your pet, but please mind the salt. Road salt deposited onto roads and sidewalks can irritate your dog’s paws, leading to a burning sensation and causing them to crack and dry […]

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New Dog Park In Oromocto

January 19th, 2010

Have you heard the news? Oromocto has established its first off-leash dog park. Located on Lawfield Drive, the park has separate areas for large and smaller dogs. Congratulations to the Town and all those who worked to make this happen! The park is a great place for dogs to learn socialization skills, as well as […]

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Christmas SPCA Fundraiser

January 15th, 2010

The Oromocto Veterinary Hospital’s annual Christmas fundraiser for the Oromocto and Area SPCA is now complete.  Pet calendars were sold by the Hospital; we raised $474 and these funds will be donated to the SPCA.  Thanks to all those who participated. If you would like a calendar (English and French versions available), please stop by […]

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Happy Puppy Health Plan

January 14th, 2010

The Oromocto Veterinary Hospital would like to congratulate you on the newest addition to your family! We hope your puppy will be an enjoyable and happy addition to your life for many years to come. The Happy Puppy Health Plan Plan is designed to provide your puppy with a complete immunization, deworming and consultation program […]

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