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  • Heartworm and Tick Diseases

    Apr 16 2018

    Lyme Disease Over the past few years ticks have become endemic throughout Ontario. As the tick population increases so does the incidence of tick-transmitted diseases such as Lyme disease. Deer…

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    Chewing Bones is Bad, Bad, Bad for Teeth

    Mar 14 2018

    Chewing Bones is Bad, Bad, Bad for Teeth Written by: Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC A flat piece has broken off from the tooth, creating what is called a slab fracture. Photo…

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    Canine Influenza

    Jan 23 2018

    Canine Influenza: Ontario BY SCOTT WEESE ON JANUARY 8, 2018POSTED IN DOGS H3N2 canine influenza has been identified in two dogs in Essex County, Ontario. The dogs were imported from Asia (via the US)…

  • Mature Pets

    Nov 06 2017

    Mature Pets Due to improved veterinary care and nutrition, pets are living longer now.  One consequence of this is that pets, along with their owners and veterinarians, are faced with…

  • Save a Paw, Don’t Declaw!

    Oct 11 2017

    Save a Paw, Don’t Declaw! Several years ago the doctors and team at Kortright Animal Hospital chose to discontinue performing declaw procedures on our feline patients. Declawing entails the amputation…

  • Meet the Monk Fur Kids

    Sep 05 2017

    We love it when our exotic patients visit us for their routine health checkups.  Working with rabbits, guinea pigs, potbellied pigs, ferrets and more is an exciting part of our…

  • Top Summer Risks for your pet

    Jul 24 2017

    Heat Stroke and Dehydration Although heat stroke is not something we commonly see in veterinary medicine there are certainly cases reported. High risk breeds are brachycephalic, short nose breeds such…

  • Ticks Are Here!

    Jul 05 2017

    Ticks in Ontario Ticks have now become common parasites in many parts of Ontario. They can be found anywhere, from the dark of the deep woods to the long grass…

  • Feline Resorptive Lesions

    Mar 13 2017

    As the name implies resorptive lesions only happen in cats. It is not a cavity because those are caused by bacteria. These lesions are caused by abnormal activity by normal…

  • The Scoop on Socialization

    Jan 16 2017

    There is a lot to learn when a new puppy or kitten joins a family – for pet and humans both! The first few months of your puppy or kitten’s…