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Vet Happiness Blog

2211, 2017

Chocolate is Poisonous

November 22nd, 2017|

As we are approaching Easter, it is important to be mindful about the toxicity of chocolate in pets. Chocolate contains cocoa which has a compound called Theobromine.  People are able to break theobromine down and excrete it but pets cannot. Theobromine is responsible for causing the toxic signs associated [...]

2211, 2017

Fleas

November 22nd, 2017|

Spring usually is flea season.  The warmer weather combined with increased humidity leads to a population explosion.  However, as we are coming to the end of summer, your pets still can get fleas and so can your house. Fleas are designed to jump great distances which is how they [...]

2211, 2017

Ear Infections

November 22nd, 2017|

Ear infections are more common in the spring and summer months due to the hot weather and increased humidity.  This is also a time where dogs who have allergies, start to flare up which can lead to ear infections. Ear infections can be common and cause significant discomfort.  The [...]

2211, 2017

When is a Pet Classified as Senior and what are their Health Care Needs?

November 22nd, 2017|

Cats and dogs age SEVEN times faster that we do. So, when your pet turns 7 years old in ‘animal years’ that’s nudging 50!  An important milestone indeed. The 7 year milestone is the time when we Vets ask you to bring in your pets for us to make [...]

2211, 2017

Why Does My Pet Need a General Anaesthetic for a Dental Procedure?

November 22nd, 2017|

To perform a thorough dental examination and assessment, your pet must be under general anaesthetic. Most pets are patient and very well behaved.  They will let us look in their mouth and at their back teeth.  Some pets aren’t so welcoming. To do a thorough dental assessment, we need [...]

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