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Heartworm Treatment

So what is Heartworm? Thanks to increased media attention, most people have heard of heartworm but may not understand how it can affect their pets. Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) is a parasite that is spread by mosquitoes and affects domestic dogs and wild canids (ex. foxes and coyotes). Cats can very occasionally have a low-level, transient […]

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Heartworm: What You Really Need to Know. by S. Longridge, DVM and M. Goulin, RVT

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 […]

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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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