Alert: Asian Strain of Canine Distemper

2020-06-13T05:58:56+00:00Tags: |

It’s suspected that ashipment of animals that a Canadian animal welfare organization rescued from a South Korean meat market last fall (in October 2018) brought the Asian-1 strain of Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) into Canada. One of the dogs in the shipment developed a cough and appeared lethargic two weeks after its arrival, and within ten days the dog had developed muscle twitches and seizures, and ultimately had

Picking a vet

2019-04-04T00:00:00+00:00Tags: |

Dogs are a man’s best friend. Any home lightens up when there is a pet around. They are beautiful creatures that treat humans as their family, so it is only right to treat them as family, too. Being a member of the family means that they should receive the love and care that every member

Running With Your Dog

2019-04-04T00:00:00+00:00Tags: |

There’s no better bonding activity than running with your dog.But don’t start when your pet’s too young! Hard surfaces can damage joints; bones have not yet fully formed. Wait until areas of bone growth have begun to close and harden, which varies by breed. Young or old, get clearance from your vet to ensure your

Vaccinating Your Dog

2019-07-25T05:57:04+00:00Tags: |

While you must vaccinate your dog against some diseases, and maywant your pet vaccinated against others, vaccines can be costly – and come with side effects. Benefits of vaccination far outweigh risks, but careful assessment of risk factors should be undertaken to establish an appropriate vaccination protocol for each animal. Recent investigation into the origins