Vaccinating your dog is a crucial defence against preventable diseases that can be contracted. Whether you take your pup out to the dog parks, hiking in the mountains or stay close to home and walk your local neighbourhood, all dogs should have their core vaccines so that they have the…
It is imperative to have your puppy vaccinated on the appropriate vaccine schedule. When a puppy is born, it receives maternal antibodies from its mother. These antibodies “wear off” and are completely gone by 14-16 weeks of age. Puppies shouldn’t be vaccinated too early while these antibodies are too high….
Having your dog spayed or neutered is not only extremely important in controlling our pet population, but it also helps with preventing diseases in both male and female dogs. It allows your dog to live a longer, healthier life and may prevent behavioural issues associated with being intact.
Dental disease is the #1 diagnosed disease in dogs. A Veterinarian grades the teeth in 4 stages. The severity ranges from mild plaque (present on one or more teeth), to mild gingivitis, to ultimately severe gum disease (which results in bone loss and the need to remove teeth surgically).