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Becoming A Cat Friendly Practice

Aging Cats Part 2

It is hard to believe that November is already here. I remember Halloween coming up and thinking to myself that it was time to write my monthly blog, then some sad, happy and unexpected events occurred and just like that, it is already the 24th of November! Before we know it 2016 will have arrived and […]

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Leptospirosis In Pets – What Is It & Why

Leptospirosis In Pets

This month I’ve decided to dedicate my blog to a disease that is prevalent during late summer and fall. The disease is not only very dangerous for our dogs, but also for their humans as it can be passed from one to the other. Leptospirosis is the topic of this month’s blog. You may have […]

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The Importance Of Pet Vaccines

Pet Vaccines in Etobicoke

I can’t believe it is already September – the summer has literally flown by. As we round the corner to fall and get back into school routines I wanted to remind everybody about the importance of routine vaccinations. Vaccinating routinely doesn’t necessarily mean that your pet gets all of the vaccines every single year. Different […]

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Travelling With Your Pet

Travelling With Your Pet

Summer brings with it sunny days, long weekends and holidays! I thought I would use this month’s blog to write about the different things owners need to consider when travelling with your pet. If you are anything like my family, we work hard right up until the day we are going away and then scramble […]

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Managing Pain In Pets

Managing Pain

As a veterinarian I consider it my duty and privilege to be an ambassador for our animal friends. One of the most important obligations I believe that I have is managing pain in pets – ensuring that every animal in my care is pain free. Animals do not display pain the same way that we, […]

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Pet Dermatology

Pet Dermatology

Dermatology is one of my favorite areas of veterinary medicine. I don’t know if it’s because of the investigative nature of the conditions (diagnosis is based on a thorough analysis of the pets’ environment, habits, lifestyle, risk factors, exposures etc.) or the fact that when we do solve the mystery of what is causing the […]

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Fleas, Ticks & Parasites

Fleas Ticks Parasites

With the warm weather finally upon us, Westway Animal Clinic is as busy as ever. There are several nasty parasites that threaten summer fun for our pets and so I want to dedicate this blog to some facts about ticks, fleas, intestinal parasites and heartworm. Fleas Let’s start with fleas as they are both fascinating […]

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Heartworm

Heartworm Disease

While April is supposed to bring spring showers the weather reports indicate that this year we are getting snow! Nevertheless, we know that spring is just around the corner and with it will come the warmer temperatures.  For pets out there, spring means exposure to some diseases that we just don’t see in the winter […]

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Pet Wellness

Pet Wellness

Pet Wellness Care is a term that is becoming increasingly common in veterinary medicine. As medicine in general evolves, we learn more about pet health, treatments and cures, but most importantly, we are identifying causes and possible prevention of disease. Different life-stages (age categories) require different preventative measures in order to ensure that your pet […]

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