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Life on Three Legs

When cats sustain traumatic injuries that damage muscles, nerves or bones, the end result is more often than not, a surgical amputation of the leg.  These injuries occur most often in young, outdoor cats.  Recovery from this procedure is excellent, as the cat’s other legs will gradually strengthen and adapt to the shift in weight […]

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Heartworm – What You Really Need to Know

Seriously…do we even have heartworm in Ontario? Unfortunately, we do. There are several hundred cases in Canada each year, with the bulk of them (about 70-75%) being in Ontario – that means over 150 cases within 100 miles of Clappison Animal Hospital were reported in 2014. Don’t forget, these are only the cases that have […]

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Dental Health Season & Upcoming Events

Thank you to all clients that attended our Puppy and Kitten Course. It was a huge success! You are more than welcome to contact us anytime or book an appointment to go over any aspects of the course in personal detail, especially the nutrition portion. A special thanks to Dr. Williams for teaching the course. […]

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Pyometra in Female Pets

This is a serious bacterial infection of the uterus.  The word literally means pus in the uterus. It is a condition of un-spayed female dogs and very occasionally cats. It happens after several successive heat cycles without being bred and having a litter. There are changes that develop within the uterus which can support the […]

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The Winter Weight Thaw

Many of us struggle to keep our own weight in check over the long winter months...

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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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