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Dog Health

Leptospirosis in Dogs – Now a Core Vaccine at Chedoke Animal Hospital

As a result of the increasing levels of Leptospirosis being reported in Ontario, and the devastating disease it can cause, we are now making Leptospirosis a CORE vaccine in our vaccine protocol for dogs and puppies at our clinic. We understand that this is not a commonly discussed topic, so here are the most frequently asked questions regarding Lepto: What […]


Hot Weather and Pets

HOT WEATHER AND DOGSThis time of the year can be great fun for the whole family. Finally, we can get outside, enjoy the sunshine, and take part in outside activities. With this,however, we need to take precautions with our dogs.Dogs have very limited ability to sweat (like humans do), when faced with rising temperatures. A dog’s normal body temperature is […]


Poisoning Emergencies

While we don’t want to think about it, accidental poisonings in pets sometimes happen.  Dogs and cats can get into any number of things around the house, or on a walk, often before we have a chance to stop them.  Insecticides, pesticides, rat poison, drugs, plants, and even certain foods are just a few of the things that can be […]


Keeping those teeth clean

As pet owners, we are always striving to provide the best care for our four- legged children.  We take them to the doctor when they are sick, feed them the food we feel is the best and give them unconditional love. Let’s talk about the health of your pet’s teeth.  Is there an odour? Are they discoloured? Are they crowded? […]


Senior blood work and why

It seems like it was just yesterday when you brought your little ball of fluff home to become a part of the family. This could have been when they were just 8 weeks old or, if you were lucky to find them when they were older. Regardless of when your pet became a part of your life, you have always […]


Puppy Vaccines

My puppy was vaccinated at 6 weeks. I was told I didn’t have to have them vaccinated again. Is this so? Any vaccines that are given to a puppy before 7 weeks are considered a temporary vaccine, as the puppy may still be nursing, which means that the antibodies in the mother’s milk may not make the vaccine as effective.  […]


Tick Info

Spring is in the air! The flowers are finally popping out full of colour. Trees are budding and ticks are emerging looking for their next meal. What is a tick? Other than the fact that they are a creepy eight-legged cousin of a spider, they can carry different diseases that can affect both you and your pet. These diseases include […]