Lone Star Tick and Red Meat Allergy: Alpha-Gal Syndrome

  I have been fortunate to live and practice in Southern Ontario where many ‘Southern’ diseases that I learnt about in Veterinary colle   ge did not occur. When we learnt about them therewas always an added footnote: ‘you won’t see this but need to know about it in case clients have been travelling in…

Magnotta Foundation Donates 1.4 Million to Fund Lyme Disease Research at the University of Guelph

This is a link to a CBC article on a donation made by Mrs. Magnotta via her foundation to the University of Guelph to fund Lyme disease research at the University of Guelph. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/university-guelph-lyme-disease-research-lab-gabe-rossana-magnotta-1.4160537 It is tragic how Mr. Magnotta was misdiagnosed with Lyme disease and even when he flew to the U.S. and Germany…

Protecting Your Pet Against Heartworm and Ticks: A Parasite Primer

With the warm weather comes the return of parasites attempting to prey on our pets. But how do we choose what to use to protect our pets and family with the plethora of products on the market. I personally believe in tailoring preventive care, both vaccines and anti-parasitics, to your family and pet’s lifestyle and…

How to make a simple support sling for your dog’s hind end.

In this video I demonstrate two simple  slings to help you support your dog’s hind end after a surgery on a hind leg or an injury to a hind leg. Where we use this most commonly is after an anterior cruciate surgery. For the first 3-5 days a dog will hardly use the leg recovering from…

Ticks. A Hidden Danger

Real life story of how your dog can bring ticks, and possibly Lyme Disease, into your house and how you can prevent it.

Raccoon Rabies Outbreak in Hamilton

  My dog had been in a fight with a raccoon. Should I be concerned about rabies? What do I do?   With the recent cases of raccoon rabies found in the Hamilton region (now 33) rabies is certainly a concern. The first thing that you should do is avoid touching your dog with bare…