Oromocto Veterinary Hospital Newsletter

Yes, Cats get Parasites, too.

April 15th, 2019

Parasites are never fun, and certainly less so when they affect your own cat or kitten. Internal parasites such as roundworms and tapeworms can rob your cat of good health, making her more susceptible to other infections and diseases. In addition, many parasites are zoonotic, meaning they can cause problems in people as well. A […]

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Gum disease in your cat and what to do about it

February 1st, 2019

Many cats show some signs of periodontal “gum” disease by three years of age. Reports indicate between 50 and 90 percent of all cats over four years of age will have some degree of dental disease. What you see on your cat’s teeth is just the tip of the iceberg. The bacterial growth and plaque […]

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Nutritional Power – The Right Diet Can Help Your Aging Cat Fight Chronic Disease

November 8th, 2018

The right diet – and keeping your cat eating – can help your aging cat fight chronic disease and other physical changes [Catwatch Nov 2018] Our older cats may need just a little added nutritional support The challenge with senior cats is that their digestive systems often don’t function as efficiently as when they were young. […]

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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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