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Echinococcus multilocularis

While some species of tapeworms have been around Ontario for decades, there is, unfortunately, a new parasite that has migrated to Ontario in recent years.

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Why Should I do a Heartworm Test on My Dog?

If you weren’t 100% at giving your dog’s heartworm prevention EVERY month the previous year; then there IS potential your dog could have contracted heartworm! Small Fact: Heartworm is spread through mosquitos. Any time the weather is above 21 degrees Celsius for longer than 21 days, transmission of heartworm through the bite of a mosquito […]

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Common Pet Parasites: Roundworms

What are they? Roundworms (Toxocara Canis, Toxocara leonina and Toxocara cati) are intestinal parasites that live in the intestines. They feed off the partially digested content that is located in the intestines. They get their name from their round shape (think a cooked spaghetti noodle) How could my pet get them? Roundworm eggs are passed […]

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All About Ticks

What is a tick? Ticks are 8 legged ectoparasites (external parasites) that are closely related to spiders. Ticks are often hard to see because some are no bigger than the size of a sesame seed. Ticks live off the blood of wildlife, pets and people. There are a wide variety of ticks that can transmit […]

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Pros and Cons of Adopting a Senior Pet

Many of us are aware of the pros and cons of adopting a senior pet, but from the veterinary perspective, there are some things prospective owners should be aware of. It may be a little different based on the experience of having pets previously, but don’t count out the older pet.

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