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Spring Time Dangers for Your Pets

Lots of people like to garden.  Especially after a long, cold winter, being outside gardening is wonderful.  No wonder our dogs enjoy it, too! Unfortunately, dogs (usually the young and silly), like to chew things that may not be good for them.  And there are plenty of things to cause trouble in the garden. Many plant […]

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How to Check for Ticks

Ticks can be pesky little parasites. In Southern Ontario we live in an area where there are a lot of trails with long tail grass for ticks to hide out in. If your dog spends time outside in areas where ticks like to hang out, a tick check should be part of your daily routine. Even […]

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Heartworm and Wellness Testing

Because your dog is unable to talk like you and I, it’s important to know what is going on inside before it becomes a serious health concern. Since the heartworm test requires a blood sample, we can use the same blood sample to test for common conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, kidney failure and […]

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The Right Heartworm Medication for Your Pet

Written by Christine Attridge-Hardy There are so many different types of Heartworm medications available on the market that it is hard to decide on what one to choose for your dog.  Here at Clappison Animal Hospital we believe that your decision needs to suit your lifestyle.  We do not tell you to choose a certain […]

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Parasite and Prevention Course 2014

What is heartworm? Where does my pet get it from? Which parasites are dangerous to my family? Do I need tick prevention? All of these questions and more will be answered at our very first client parasite course. It will be hosted by one of our own veterinarians, Dr. Chris Hamilton. Wednesday, May 7, 2014 […]

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Diets and Dog’s Hearts

Recently there has been a suggestion of a link with some dogs developing heart disease while eating some foods.  That’s a lot of variables at play. So let’s look at what we do know.

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