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What to Know About Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough is considered an infectious disease that is caused by the canine Parainfluenza virus, the Bordetella bronchiseptica bacteria, or a combination of both virus and bacteria. This disease is called kennel cough due to the dry, hacking cough usually seen with infection.

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Nutrition and Weight Focus

August and September at Clappison Animal Hospital we are helping our clients with Nutrition and Weight Loss for your pets. If you would like to have a free consultation with a Registered Veterinary Technician to help you with your pet’s nutritional needs please call us at 905-689-8005 and we will be happy to help you. […]

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Beat the Heat

Now that we are in the swing of summer fun and the summer heat, we urge our friends to follow some summer safety tips. OSPCA has a No Hot Pets Campaign, and we have some good information from them regarding heat stroke.

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Helping Your Pets through Thunderstorm/Noise Phobias

Preparing for the Rain.  May showers may be known for bringing May flowers as the saying goes, however, for some pets it brings along with it thunderstorms and ultimately high levels of anxiety.

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Every Breath You Take

There are some breeds of dogs which are more prone to develop cardiac disease.  Doberman pinchers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are two such breeds.  However, some dogs develop cardiac disease later in life due to a random event rather than genetic predisposition.  Monitoring heart disease progression allows us to add medication at appropriate times.

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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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