Dental Care for your pets

Posted on May 21, 2018

Dental Care for your pets

Most pet owners think that the foul odour coming from their pet’s mouth, also known as doggy breath, is normal. But unfortunately, the awful smell that is coming from your pet’s mouth is not normal. It’s called dental disease and over 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of dental disease. That’s a lot of cats and dogs that aren’t getting proper dental care. Now you may be wondering, what is the appropriate dental care for your pet? It actually gears not far off from the care we take for our own teeth. First and foremost, one...

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The Things You Can’t See

Posted on May 21, 2018

The Things You Can’t See

Can you smell it? That sweet smell that tells us that spring is here? I know I can. As we continue to inch forward into warmer weather, you may be finding yourself wanting to head outside more often, and Fido is most definitely feeling the same way. There has been a lot of talk about ticks coming closer and closer to our city areas. Seeing how ticks can carry contagious diseases such as Lyme disease, most people have started taking the necessary precautions to protect Fido against these annoying critters. Unfortunately, with all this talk...

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Pet Insurance: Who needs it?

Posted on March 11, 2018

Pet Insurance: Who needs it?

So you have a furry friend at home, do you need insurance? Whether he is a rowdy youngster or a mellow old man, he is part of your family, and therefore you want to do as much as you can to keep him happy and healthy for as long as possible. Unfortunately there are many things that life throws at us that are unforeseeable, and your pets are no exception to this rule. Although we may take great care of our beloved 4-legged children, things can happen at any moment. Accidents, illnesses, and unexpected surgeries are only some of the many...

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Boarding Services at Animal 911

Posted on March 11, 2018

Boarding Services at Animal 911

Spring break is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than to go on that sun trip you always wanted to. Except there’s only one problem. Who will be able to watch your furry loving pet while you are away? There’s no need to worry! Here at Animal 911 Veterinary Hospital we offer boarding services. Whether you have a dog or cat, we have various size dog runs or cat condominiums to suit the need of each pet. While you will be relaxing on the beach, your pet will also be relaxing with us. Classical music plays throughout the day...

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Why not to get a pet as a gift

Posted on December 10, 2017

We all know Christmas is fast approaching and you may be wondering what to get for your significant other or family member as a gift? While some people just go with simple gift cards, others may want to stand out more and make an impression to their gift receiver. One gift I hope you don’t give is a gift of a pet. Giving an animal as a gift is not a good idea for the following reasons: - Owning an animal is a huge responsibility and some may not be ready for this. Depending on the animal, they may require daily walks, cleaning and of course...

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Holiday tips for pet lovers

Posted on December 10, 2017

The holidays are fast approaching and with all the excitement come a few potential problems for our pets. To keep things jolly for everyone, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Common household dangers: · Tinsel is irresistible for many kittens and cats but can cause serious intestinal blockage if swallowed. So keep far from reach from your pets. · Holiday lights mean more wires. Make sure your furry friends don’t chew these. If you can’t keep them out of reach, you can cover them in a protective plastic tube found either at your local...

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Travelling with your pets

Posted on December 4, 2017

We as pet owners, want to bring our pets everywhere with us. How do we go about doing this when we are leaving the country though? There are a lot of things to keep in mind whether you are moving or simply going on vacation. Here are some things to keep in mind: Take the Time: Plan in advance everything required for your trip/ move. Some countries require a lot of documentation and this could take several weeks to months to obtain, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time. Travelling Documents: Make sure you have the correct documents for...

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The Golden Ages: Helping your pet live a longer, happier life.

Posted on December 4, 2017

Puppies and kittens are cute, but there`s something so heartwarming about senior pets. They have been loyal to their adoptive families for many years and the bond they share is so special. We want to help them age gracefully and keep them in your life as long as possible. On average, a pet is considered a senior citizen at 7 years of age. Giant breed dogs will age faster than toy breeds and cats. The most important thing to keep in mind with any senior pet is that age is not a disease, though your pet may succumb to some age-related problems....

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My Cat: Independent, Strong, and Never Gets Sick?

Posted on October 29, 2017

Cats are one of the most popular pets in Canada. With their fiery characters, independent lifestyles, and humorous behaviors, is it any wonder why our feline friends have become such a loving addition to our homes? Although there is a rise in the number of cats being kept as pets, we unfortunately do not see many of these purring loved ones in our veterinary clinics for annual health exams. There are many reasons why owners are skeptical about bringing their kitties to the clinic, including the idea that they are independent and can take care...

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Cats and hairballs

Posted on October 29, 2017

Cats are usually quite clean creatures by nature; they keep themselves well-groomed in order to continue their quest for world dominance (at least that’s what it seems like they’re doing). But in all seriousness, cats groom themselves daily, and that in itself is a general sign of good health. Their tongues have tiny little hooks that allow them to remove debris and excess hair. Most of this ends up being swallowed and digested. Some cats, especially those with longer coats can have a hard time digesting all this hair and will...

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