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Coyote Tapeworm

Once again Canadian journalists are talking about coyote tapeworms and the risks they pose to pets and their owners. Many people are worried and have been contacting Clappison Animal Hospital for more information. In the Northern Hemisphere the “coyote tapeworm” is  Echinococcus multilocularis. The problem is that the definitive hosts, red foxes and coyotes, are interacting more […]

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Heartworm Treatment

By Dr Jennifer Merry BSc(Agr) DVM Spring is here – which means soon we will begin testing Ontario dogs for heartworm. The blood test is taken 6 months after the last possible date of exposure the year before. In this area, that means April 15. Due to a large selection of easy to administer monthly […]

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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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How to Pick your Perfect Puppy

Some consider cross-bred dogs to potentially be healthier – this could save...

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House Training

House training is the first thing that needs to be addressed when your new...

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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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