Common questions I hear from clients include "Is he too old for this surgery?" and "Do you think it's worth it to her because of her age?" Invariably, and with a smile, my answer is "Age is not a disease." This answer is more serious than it sounds (My "mature" clients actually love that quote!). Cancer, kidney malfunction, a hormone imbalance -- those are diseases, which can be treated. But age in and of itself is not a disease.
It is never easy to talk about euthanasia and can be even more difficult when discussing it with children. The choice of how much a child will be included in the process may vary from family to family and child to child. You may want to give your child the choice by inviting them into the conversations and allow them to feel included.
A sensational headline “Grain free foods are linked to heart disease in dogs”. How did this happen? What caused the shift in how we feed our pets?
Abbotsford Animal Hospital would like to wish everyone a Happy Canada Day! To ensure you and your pets have a safe and happy holiday, here are a few tips:
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We are pleased to announce—for the sixth year in a row—that Abbotsford Animal Hospital has won a Consumer Choice Award as a Top Service Providers for the Greater Toronto Area in Veterinary Medicine. We are grateful to be on this list, we couldn't have done it without our wonderful clientele!
Although you won’t find it in the recently released New Canadian Food Guide, poop is indeed a food group in Nature. It will be of no surprise to you, that although natural, it is the cause for illness for our pets and in turn the humans that share their lives. At Abbotsford Animal Hospital, we encounter illnesses related to both direct and indirect feces ingestion almost every day. In the hope to help keep both the bipeds and quadrupeds in your home safe I thought I would share some important and interesting information on Fox Tapeworm.
So, I’m sitting in the Tim Hortons drive through as I watch the following scene unfold.
A parent, the family dog, and 2 children, one in a stroller, are coming to Tim’s for a morning snack. Before going into the restaurant, the parent ties the family dog to a tree on the edge of the parking lot directly behind a parked car.
The problem is very simple. I cannot be the only person who sees the inherent dangers the dog has been left in.
I have just come back from a great walk in the woods with Winston and Eevee and I am truly perplexed by the behavior of some dog owners. The same word keeps echoing in my head,
“Why?!?” Why do it? Why go to all the trouble? It makes no sense.
Aurora's Vivian Hould recognized with the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship for her work with Dog Therapy Programs
We are so happy to share that Vivian Hould, a long time client of Abbotsford Animal Hospital, has been awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship.