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Dehydration and Heat Stroke

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER  The hot summer days are here and its very important for pet owners to watch for the signs of dehydration and heat stroke in there pets.  Dehydration and heat stroke is a serious emergency and requires immediate treatment. SYMPTOMS: Excessive panting, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling , weakness, seizures, diarrhea [...]


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DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

The hot summer days have arrived and as we all know our four legged friends love to come along for the car rides, however dogs and hot cars DO NOT mix. Please do your dog a favor and never leave them in the vehicle unattended, even if only for a couple of minutes. Simply leaving [...]


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Parasites, Your Pet and Your Family

Spring is here!  As the weather warms away winter’s chill, it also brings with it a higher threat of parasites in southern Ontario.    Examples of some parasitic infections that are in our area include roundworms, hookworms, Giardiaˆ, and heartworm. Parasites can affect your pet in a variety of different ways, ranging from simple digestive upset [...]


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Global Pet Foods

A Brief History of Pet Food: James Spratt was first to produce a dog cake in 1860 made from blended wheat meals, vegetables, beetroot, and meat.  Spratt was offered some inedible, discarded biscuits at a London ship-yard for his dog, and decided there might be a better approach.  He created hard, baked biscuits of meat, [...]