Should I Get My Dog or Cat Microchipped? Read All Answers!

Every year, hundreds of pets who get lost or are abandoned by their owners end up living in shelters. Most of them are never reunited with their family while a few lucky ones get found with major search efforts. If you don't want to lose your pet, it's better to get them microchipped by a [...]

Lyme Disease: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

Lyme diseases is an infectious disease that can even affect the humans, cats and other species, although it commonly infects dogs. This problem stems from the microscopic bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi that is a transmitted from the infected tick bites into an animal host. There are a variety of clinical signs for having Lyme diseases [...]

Is Your Pet Caught By Cardiac Arrhythmias? Get The Treatment

Arrhythmias has two different definitions, one is an abnormal heart rhythm while the other is normal variants like respiratory sinus arrhythmia in a dog. The dangerous arrhythmia can even lead to the risk of cardiac death suddenly. Sinus node disease and atrial standstill are the common types of Arrhythmia while the heart block, ventricular premature [...]

5 Critical Signs Showing You Need To Take Your Pet To The Vet

It’s very challenging for the pet owners to take their dogs or cats to the veterinary desk. As your pup can’t speak loud if something going wrong with him. Being a part of your family, a dog or cat needs a regular attention as well as medical checkup through the vet. Either, you are at [...]

Scratching At Ears? Could be Ear Mites!

Has your pet been frequently itching at their ear? This might be a sign that you pet has ear mites. What are Ear Mites? Ear mites can affect both cats and dogs. One of the most common species that could affect your pet is Octodectes cynotis. Ear mites go through a life cycle that lasts [...]

5 Health Benefits A Professional Pet Grooming Service Can Offer

For a pet, it’s essential to give attention to his looks along with his precious health. Although, giving regular clean-up and baths are difficult to manage, it’s better to hire a professional pet grooming service for your pet. A regular grooming service offers healthy skin to dogs along with quick health checkup. Apart from delivering [...]

Intestinal Parasites

What is a parasite? A parasite is any organism that takes or uses resources and nutrients from another host organism by residing in or on them. We previously discussed a few ectoparasites (ticks). Intestinal parasites are those that live within the gastro-intestinal tract of their hosts. However don’t be fooled; intestinal parasites can still be [...]

Think Twice Before Giving These Food Items To Your Dog

As a pet lover, you need to know what you can and cannot feed your dog. Dogs love to eat and they are especially attracted when they see anyone eating. It may your habit to share your food with your pet, but you may don’t know it is dangerous for your pet. Every pet owner [...]

Lyme Disease

What is Lyme disease? How could my dog be infected? Lyme disease is a systemic infection cause by a corkscrew-shaped bacterium called a spirochete. The bacterium is carried by several species of ticks, most commonly the Deer tick or blacklegged tick, and dogs become infected when they are bitten by an infected tick. The tick [...]

Rabies and your Pets

Rabies Did you know that only 40 minutes away from Mississauga there has been a grand total of 25 confirmed Rabies cases found in Raccoon's sine early December. With the recent cases of Rabies found in Hamilton on the rise, here at River Grove Animal Hospital we felt it only fitting for this week's BLOG post [...]
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