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:
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.
It is minus 15 degrees on this 5th day of March, so why am I talking about ticks?
A safe, healthy and happy 2019 to our clients and their fur families with as much joy and love as possible.
Thank you for giving us the privilege to be a part of your lives. ❤
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When we celebrate the holidays, we often want to make our dogs a part of the festivities. Halloween is no exception. In fact, for some pet parents, the dog’s Halloween costume is as important as their own. However, for all the fun that may come along with this time of year, it’s not always a positive experience for dogs.
With these reminders, we hope it will be a happy and fun Halloween night for both you and your pooch:
Recently, the Canadian and American food and drug associations have put out warnings about some of the newest and most effective tick and flea preventative medications. What this tells me as a veterinarian is that our regulatory bodies are working hard to ensure the medications that we use are as safe and effective as possible. However, nothing comes from nothing. Many of the medications that we use can be considered poisons. Our job as health care providers is to weigh the benefit against the risk.