November is National Pet Diabetes Month, and we’re using the opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of managing your pet’s weight in order to protect them from developing dangerous secondary systemic diseases, like diabetes.
October 21st marks National Pets for Veterans Day, a day set aside to raise awareness about how pets can offer several benefits to veterans – especially those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Happy Cat Month is the perfect time to show your feline friend some extra love! This September, make sure to celebrate all that makes cats special. In this blog post we will give you 5 ways to celebrate Happy Cat Month with your kitty, and do what you can to make them feel special!
August is National Immunization Month, and our veterinarians at Bramalea Animal Hospital like to use the opportunity to remind pet owners about the importance of vaccinating new pets and keeping their current pet’s vaccines up to date.
When choosing a dog to adopt, it’s important to remember that all dogs aren’t the same – even if they are sometimes all categorized as happy-go-lucky goofs. Different dogs, and especially dogs of different breeds, tend to have very different personalities and needs. This makes some dogs better suited for family life than others.
In the heat of summer, dogs keep cool by panting which results in lots of their body’s moisture being lost through evaporation. Cats cool themselves down by licking their coats and enjoying the cooling effect of the moisture evaporating from their fur. As a result, pets lose a lot of moisture just to regulate their body temperature in warm weather.
Heartworms are parasites that can be spread through the bites of infected mosquitoes. When an infected mosquito bites a dog or cat, heartworm larvae are deposited into the pet’s bloodstream where they live, mature, and reproduce.