Ticks can be a year-round problem for pets and people

This story was first published January 27, 2016. It was not that long ago that for vets and physicians in Toronto, tick-borne disease was really only a concern for our colleagues in certain parts of the US. In recent years, however, this has changed dramatically. The combination of a rapidly growing tick population in southern […]

Exercise pet parasite prevention

I know that I have written about both fleas and ticks in the past, but as a veterinarian, it’s hard to think about much else at this time of year. When I first started working in this field, things were much simpler. The parasite season started in late spring and was typically considered a concern […]

Pets needs resolutions, too

Coming off some over indulgence during the holiday season and entering a new year is a time when many of us promise ourselves that we will eat better and get more exercise. While our pets are obviously not concerned with making their own resolutions, as owners it is a good time to take a look […]

Fall flare-ups common in pets

Though it likely won’t be long before this extra long and beautiful fall comes to an end, for now, at least, it still looks and feels like the harsh winter we have been told to expect will hold off a little longer. Along with being the season of stunning colours and reprieve from the heat […]

Vet costs rising – with good reason

I was asked on Facebook to explain why the cost of veterinary care had risen so much in the past five to 10 years. The person who asked stated that in her experience, the cost of some surgical procedures had more than doubled and that overall vet bills were considerably higher than they were less […]

Caring for senior pets

Like many veterinary practices, we often promote a specific area of pet health care at different times of year. This November we are planning a number of initiatives on care for senior pets. Many of the issues that can greatly affect quality of life for our senior pets really need to be kept in mind […]