Recommended reading for wildlife lovers

Happy New Year, everyone! If you haven’t done so already, maybe take a moment to celebrate the wonderful natural world all around us. Can you believe it’s already 2016? Although many are wondering what is in store for them at home, at work, with friends, family, and loved ones, I find myself wondering what wildlife […]

Caring for senior pets

Like many veterinary practices, we often promote a specific area of pet health care at different times of year. This November we are planning a number of initiatives on care for senior pets. Many of the issues that can greatly affect quality of life for our senior pets really need to be kept in mind […]

Rabbits perfect their happy bunny dance

It’s that time of year when the rabbits start to reproduce like, well, rabbits, as I’m sure many of you have noticed. Though they might be bad for our vegetable gardens, it’s hard to stay mad at fuzzy wittle bunnies. Recently Erle and I have enjoyed watching a pair of rabbits in our front yard. […]

‘Snow angels’ show traces of wildlife

Of the many reasons to love winter, one of my top ones is finding footprints in freshly fallen snow. If you take the time to go for an early morning walk after a snowfall you can observe the extensive animal activity that is happening all the time and all around us. Animals that are nocturnal, […]

Pets can have allergies too

One of the most frustrating and increasingly common conditions we see in pets is allergies. Many people are surprised to learn that their pets can suffer from allergies. The truth is, not only do we see a significant amount of allergic disease in our patients, they can suffer in ways that are often more significant […]

A different kind of duck season

Some people say you can tell winter is coming by the drop in temperature, the snow on the ground, or the Christmas lights going up. I, however, look for the ducks! It’s a good time of year to keep your eyes open for all the different ducks passing through the GTA on their way to […]

In memory of a special beagle Angel

Ahhh, the chilly, wet month of November. The busiest month of all for Big On Beagles Rescue! The fur is flying right now as we prepare for our biggest fundraising event of the year – the Beagle Bash For Cash. The event is always great although it’s a blur of excitement that goes by way […]

Porter wins the race at turtle hospital

Back to school and back to the age-old question we pose of the young, “So what do you want to be when you grow up?” Kids get asked that all the time. The day we stop asking them will be the day turtles sprout wings and fly. What if I told you that day has […]