The Dangers of Summer - After what seems like a long and arduous wait, summer is finally at our doorstep. We like to take a moment to remind you of certain dangers for your pet that come with the season. Hopefully by avoiding these dangers you and your four legged friend can profit from this beautiful time of year together. […]
Heatstroke - It’s summer. It’s hot and humid outside and you try to beat the heat wave by relaxing in your bikini and drinking a frozen cappuccino on the patio after a swim. Everything is perfect… until Max, your English bulldog, falls on his side, victim of heat stroke… and now, complete panic! It is very important […]
Ticks - Ticks are external parasites of cats and dogs that are common in our region, as well as the Monteregie region, around Montreal, in Ontario and the United States. The frequency and degree of infestation on your animal depend on the season (ticks are less active when the ground is frozen) and the lifestyle of your […]
Fleas - Fleas are one of the most common and irritating parasites seen on dogs and cats. They feed on animal blood. The flea’s saliva can sometimes provoke an allergic dermatitis and can also transmit intestinal worms. It is not unusual for humans to find bites on themselves as well. The flea has many different stages of […]
Heartworm disease - Heartworm, or Dirofilariosis, is a serious and potentially deadly condition caused by worms that live in the heart and the blood vessels of the lungs of infected dogs (an adult worm can live up to 5 years). During this time, a female worm produces millions of larvae known as microfilaria. This disease is not contagious […]
Toxic products to avoid - Many household products, medications and foods can be toxic and even fatal for our four legged friends. The best way to prevent this is to keep these products out of reach. However, if your pet is the ultimate explorer and does come into contact with one of these products, it is extremely important to contact […]
Spay and neuter - A comprehensive resource on the benefits and impact of the sterilization of our pets: In Quebec than elsewhere in Canada and North America, we are facing a problem of growing or overpopulation of dogs and cats. Each year, tens of thousands of dogs and cats are born, are not home or are abandoned in shelters […]