Pet Clinic & Veterinary Hospital Services
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Dogs

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Taking your adult dog in for regular annual health assessments are important because they provide baseline information and allow the veterinarian to detect any health problems before they become serious. As dogs become older we recommend you bring your dog in every 6 months for a geriatric health assessment. Did you know that 1 year for a dog is equivalent to 4-7 years for a human, a lot can change in just 1 year of a dogs life.

 

DOG CARE INFO

Learn more about canine health by selecting a topic from the list below. Topics identified with an icon  include videos that illustrate techniques. These resources are from our infovet site.
Diseases & Vaccination
Information on protecting your dog against common canine diseases.

Eye Care

How to help keep your dog’s eyes healthy and infection free.

Administering Medication

How to do it correctly to make the process easier for you and your dog.

Ear Care

A simple guide to help check your dog’s ears and avoid painful infections.
Travel Preparation
Basics of preparation for your pet’s trip can make your own a lot less stressful.
Pre/Post Operation
Basic guidelines to help make your pet’s surgery and recovery as complication-free as possible.
Household Dangers
Tips on how to “petproof” your home and help avoid injury.

Dental Care

How to help your dogs have healthy teeth and gums throughout their lives.
Ticks and Fleas
Prevention tips to help avoid infestation on your pet and his or her environment.

Behaviour

Simple guidelines to help ensure your dog’s comfort and behaviour.
Your Senior Dog
Tips on how you can both enjoy this final stage in your dog’s life to the fullest.
Allergies
How to tell if your dog may have an allergy, and an introduction to some treatments.
Bereavement
How to help deal with the loss of a pet.
Osteoarthritis
An overview of the signs to look for, and some available treatments to discuss with your veterinarian.
Heartworm & Intestinal Parasites
Most parasitic infections can be easily prevented, avoiding potentially devastating disease and unnecessary treatment expense.
Diabetes
Information on the diagnosis and treatment of this important disease.

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Dogs

It is recommended to have your pet on flea control all year round because of our dry summers and mild winters we have here it doesn’t get cold enough to kill them. However, Spring and summer are exceptionally worse for fleas.

The decision to spay or neuter your dog is an important one for dog owners. But it can be the single best decision you make for their long term welfare.
– Spaying/Neutering your dog can improve their overall health.
– Spaying your female dog will prevent mammary tumors.
– neutering your male dog will prevent prostate cancer.
– Prevent roaming
– reduce unruly behavior

Micro chipping your dog is an excellent means of identification. It won’t fade over time like a tattoo or fall off like a tag. A needle is used to place a little chip under the animal’s skin, between the shoulder blades. That chip has a unique number on it that can be picked up and read by a scanner. The chip traces to your address and phone number.

A by-product is any ingredient that is produced or left over when some other product or ingredient is made. By-products in pet foods that meet Association
of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)
guidelines come from clean animal parts other than meat, such as liver, kidneys and other organs which are an excellent source of protein.