Why Preventive Cats and dogs live for the moment, rather than worrying about the consequences.
Preventative medicine allows us to protect pets from harm in our modern world so they can continue to live happier as well as healthier lives as part of our families. Read More Why Preventive Cats and dogs live for the moment, rather than worrying about the consequences.
Preventative medicine allows us to protect pets from harm in our modern world so they can continue to live happier as well as healthier lives as part of our families. Parasite Prevention Pets need parasite prevention to protect them from devastating diseases associated with parasites like Lyme and Heartworm disease. We love that pets sleep in our beds and lick our faces but worry about our own exposure to parasites, from the irritation of fleas and to the serious human illnesses associated with some parasites. As our climate warms and parasites move north, parasite prevention needs to protect pets and their families for more different parasites and for more months of the year. Read More Vaccinations Vaccines stimulate your pet’s immune system to learn how to fight a microorganism, then if the microorganism is encountered in the future, your pet will either not get sick or will have less severe illness. Although Rabies is the only vaccination required by law in Ontario, pets need additional vaccines to protect them from common diseases. Veterinary vaccines are safe and effective tools which save the lives of our patients everyday Read More Titer Testing We use vaccine titer testing to measure your pet’s response to past vaccinations so we can make decisions about protecting them in the future, it does not meet the legal requirement for Rabies vaccination.
Titer testing is most useful for animals with vaccine related illnesses that are more severe than the risks of infectious disease and for animals which have low risk exposure and have been previously well vaccinated. Read More Laboratory Testing Lab tests can be run in emergencies to find a diagnosis and for routine screening to identify problems early when treatment is most successful. Our in-house lab provides answers quickly and syncs with our referral lab so levels can be trended. Screening tests for heartworm, kidney failure, fecal parasites and many other conditions are advised because cats and dogs will hide signs of illness as a natural defense mechanism. Diseases like diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, hyperadrenocorticism, and hypoadrenocorticism require frequent laboratory monitoring to ensure medications are dosed appropriately. Read More