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Rabies Positive Wildlife and Small Animal for the Hamilton Area

As we are all aware, last year we saw an increase in positive rabies cases in wildlife in our area. Here at Clappison Animal Hospital, we are making sure all pets are vaccinated for rabies, plus keeping you informed of the latest results as we receive them.

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Fleas Season is Here

  With the warmer weather, here we are out and about more with our pets. Enjoying walks and hiking with our dogs or having our cat sitting in the backyard with us.

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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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Intestinal Parasite (Fecal) Testing

Most intestinal parasites are worms. They live in your pet’s body, growing to adulthood in the intestinal tract. Three of the most common types of intestinal parasite in dogs are Roundworms, Hookworms, and Whipworms. While not all parasites can be passed to humans it is better to be cautious. Parasites can be very harmful to […]

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Heartworm, Parasite & Wellness Testing April to July 2015

Like all of us, your pet’s health will change as he or she ages. Pets age more rapidly than humans, meaning that health changes can happen quickly, and they have no voice to tell us when things are not right. Just as your doctor would recommend for you, annual Wellness Screening can be an important […]

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To Spay or Not to Spay?

Many pet owners find themselves questioning if they should spay or not spay their pet. Here it is a simple answer -- spay.

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