Helpful information about Pet Health

From choosing the right pet for your family, to managing your pet’s behaviour, and everything in between, we have tips and information to help you and your pet live a wonderful life together. Visit us often to see what new articles we’ve posted!

Helpful Videos

Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth

Dr. Jerry Klein, Chief Veterinary Officer of the AKC explains how to maintain your dog’s dental hygiene. Brushing your dog’s teeth on a regular basis keeps your dog from developing periodontal disease, plaque build-up, and other forms of dental diseases.

Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

Regular brushing of your cat’s teeth can help prevent oral disease that can spread bacteria to other parts of your cat’s body. Specialty formulated foods and professional cleanings can also help control plaque and tartar.


3 Things to teach your new puppy

So you got a new puppy, now what? Zac George gives important and easy to do training methods for new puppy parents.

Useful links

Animal Poison Control Center

Excellent online resource for resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The ASPCA®’s Animal Poison Control Center provides a helpful quick reference list of common plants that are known to be poisonous to pets. It also provides further information regarding symptoms and the degree of toxicity.

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A Dog Owners Handbook - OVMA

A guide book for the care of your new puppy.

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A Cat Owners Handbook - OVMA

A guide book for the care of your new kitten.

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American Heartworm Society

This site contains detailed information about heartworm disease, its prevention and treatment.

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Pet Food & Nutrition

Learn more about the importance of your pets nutrition for each of the integral life-stages and how nutrition can help to prolong and enhance the quality of your beloved pets life.

Please consult your veterinarian for further information on how Prescription Diet® foods can help your pets to continue to enjoy a happy and active life.

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Pet Dental Care

A healthy mouth is an important part of an overall healthy body and a long, happy life. Help your pet live a long, healthy life through the power of daily brushing, regular checkups and the right nutrition.

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Pet Health Network

Answers from veterinarians about your pet’s health, behavior, and health care.

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Happy Kitty Cat Training

The most important aspect of the relationship you have with your cat is respect.

If you understand your cat’s body language and boundaries, your relationship will flourish.

At Happy Kitty, we work with you one-on-one to teach you how to acheive this important element. We teach you the behavious you can expect from your pet and vice versa.

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Helpful Articles

Recognize the Top 4 Signs of Diabetes In Your Pet And What You Can do About It

It’s never too soon to recognize the early signs of diabetes in your dog or cat. To help build awareness of this health problem, National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month is observed each November as a time to recognize warning signs of diabetes mellitus in your pet.

Pet Obesity: Are Your Pets Biting Off More Than They Should Chew?

Millions of dogs and cats have also seen their waists expand along with the health problems associated with obesity, such as diabetes, kidney failure and arthritis. And just like it is for humans, the ability to return to a normal weight and stay that way is just as much a struggle for pets as it is for you.

Diagnostically Speaking... Pets, Tests and All The Rest!

As a pet owner, it’s important to ensure that your family members receive the medical attention necessary to stay healthy. While an annual exam is an excellent way to accomplish this, it is also vital to run diagnostic tests similar to those run on humans, to “see what’s on the inside”. Early detection of illness means we can intervene sooner and help your pet stay healthy and happy.

Heartworm Disease Is Everywhere... Why You Need To Protect Your Pets Now!

It used to be that heartworm disease – one of the most invasive parsitic worms known in the pet world – was something only found in warmer, humid climates. Spread by mosquitoes, heartworm disease has devastating effects on dogs and, yes, even cats by invading internal the heart, lungs and liver. and no state or province is safe from this disease, which is now found across North America and even colder climates.

Tips & Treats For Halloween Pet Safety

The Scary Truth About Halloween Treats & Your Pet!

7 Summer Safety Tips for Pets

April showers are gone, and the sun’s rays are on. Now’s the time to enjoy some cat cuddles and romps with your dogs. But make sure your pets stay healthy and safe during this season marked by pests and high temperatures. Here are seven ways to safeguard your pets.

Does Your Pet Need A Supplement?

Even though we are supposed to get all the vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids in our normal foods, we sometimes don’t eat enough of them to obtain the benefits. So we pop a vitamin and go on our way. But what about our pets? Do they need nutritional supplements? Even if he’s eating a good diet, does your pet need a supplement? There are several reasons why he may….or may not.

Roly-Poly Pets. What Are The Signs Of Pet Obesity?

For dogs and cats, an ideal body weight is based on factors such as age, breed, gender and build. Where your pet is on the scale may seem like a gray area. Here are a few signs to look for to determine if your pet needs to drop a few pounds, along with some suggestions to help get them and their diet in shape, hopefully without too much resistance from your tubby tabby or portly pup.


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