3 Ways to De-Stress Your Cat’s Visit to the Vet

3 Ways to De-Stress Your Cat’s Visit to the Vet

At Dufferin Veterinary Hospital, we're passionate about exceptional, comprehensive, and compassionate veterinary care. We understand that a trip to the vet isn't usually the most exciting thing for some of our furry friends, like cats. Most cats do not enjoy being...

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Why Vaccinations are Important for Pets

Why Vaccinations are Important for Pets

Your pet's health is our passion. It's National Immunization Awareness Month, and one of the ways you can help take care of your furry friend is getting them vaccinated. Dufferin Veterinary Hospital provides various vaccinations so that your pet is protected from...

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Why Regular Dental Cleanings are Important

Why Regular Dental Cleanings are Important

Oral care is as vitally important to the overall health of your pets as it is to humans. Dental concerns can be both the cause and the result of other illnesses in the body. Most pets develop the early stages of periodontal disease by three years of age, and keeping...

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Summer Fun with Your Pets

Summer Fun with Your Pets

It's warm and sunny out in Ontario, and we're all excited to spend time outside enjoying the sunshine. What's more fun than sharing outdoor fun with your furry friend? Here are three ways you can include your dog in your summer activities. Camping If you enjoy...

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Deciphering Your Dog’s Body Language

Deciphering Your Dog’s Body Language

He’s man’s best friend. He stands faithfully by our side. Never doubts us. Never questions us. He’s dog - we love him and know him well. At least, we think we do. But how well do we really know our dogs? Does a wagging tail always indicate happiness? Does...

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New Infectious Threat in Southern Ontario

New Infectious Threat in Southern Ontario

Echinococcus Multilocularis is a tapeworm that is emerging as a new infectious threat in southern Ontario. We have had a case here at our hospital! This tapeworm is found in coyotes and foxes. Your dog can be infected with this tapeworm by ingesting the...

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Understanding Heartworm Disease

Understanding Heartworm Disease

Many pet owners have heard of heartworm disease and understand that it's something to be taken care of quickly. However, most don't understand what it actually is or how it is spread. For this Heartworm Awareness Month, we want to help you understand a bit more about...

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Pet Goals: Preventative Care

Pet Goals: Preventative Care

Just like we know things we can do to live a better life, did you know there are many things we can do for our pets, too? This Spring, let’s help them live their best life. Here are a few simple routines we can add to help our pets thrive: Exercise more — Pets need...

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Household Items that are Dangerous for Pets

Household Items that are Dangerous for Pets

Did you know strings can be dangerous to your pet? March is Poison Prevention Month. So while you might know some foods and plans that could hurt your pet, we want to talk about common household items to look out for like strings. Yes, strings or anything stringy...

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Most Common Pet Poisons

Most Common Pet Poisons

To increase awareness for Poison Prevention Week, we have compiled a list of the top 10 reported pet poisons in 2016.  In no way is this list comprehensive, but we hope it will alert you to serious hidden dangers in your home so you can do your best to...

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