Blog: Dog


Puppy Vaccinations

Puppies get a series of 3 sets of vaccinations at approximately 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. Puppies receive maternal antibodies from their mother through nursing that may inhibit the effectiveness of the vaccine, therefore boosting the vaccine at multiple intervals will prime the immune system and overcome this issue.

Dog Vaccinations

Vaccines are important, as we are all in this together to protect our dogs from the spread of disease. Vaccination can protect your healthy dog from diseases such as parvovirus, distemper, and leptospirosis which we see not only in canines, but as well in wildlife such as raccoons. Some of...


Dog Fleas and Ticks

With the warmer weather, we expect to see a high incidence of pets with fleas and ticks. In Ontario, we are now seeing an increase in the number and type of ticks. Our biggest concern with ticks is that the can transmit disease, namely Lyme disease, to humans and pets.


Dog Heartworm Test

Heartworm disease occurs when a dog or cat is infected at a high enough burden by a parasite called Dirofilaria immitis, leading to heart failure. Heartworm is acquired by a mosquito containing an infective larvae biting and depositing the larvae into the animal. It takes approximately 5-7 months for these larvae to develop...