News

Oct
06
October is RVT Month! Please join us in celebrating Ange, Melissa, Dorothy and Cassandra for their valuable contributions at Clinton Veterinary Services!   From coast to coast across Canada, Registered Veterinary Technicians and Technologists (RVTs) have become an integral part of the animal healthcare team.   One of the most incredible aspects of the RVT profession is just how extensive their knowledge and experience is. RVTs are formally educated in dozens of areas within... Read More
Oct
06
We invite you to join us in our efforts to raise funds for the Farley Foundation; a registered Ontario charity that assists low-income pet owners, by subsidizing the non-elective veterinary care of their sick/injured pets.   During the entire month of October, donations of any amount are appreciated! In exchange for each donation, you will receive a Farley bandana for your pet and a recognition paw print will be displayed at the clinic. Charitable tax receipts are issued for donations of... Read More
Sep
08
Our secure online store lets you order your pet care needs, when and where you want, at the touch of a paw! Ask us to sign you up today! https://www.myvetstore.ca/
Aug
28
Stay up to date on daily clinic activities and important facts for your pets!   Click on the links on the Home Page to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and You Tube!
Aug
28
During the hustle and bustle of back to school, it is important to remember to pet proof your home, like you would for children. Although it may be too early to say "the dog ate my homework", pets love to eat erasers, pens, pencils, and more!   Attached are valuable tips to help keep your pet safe from back to school related pet poisons. http://aspcapro.org/…/shelter-…/back-school-safety-tips-pets  
Aug
21
Providing preventative health care can allow your cats to have longer, more comfortable lives. Many cats dislike going to the veterinarian, often starting with getting your cat into the carrier!   Here are some helpful tips on reducing the stress of Veterinary visits for you and your cat!      
Aug
21
Top 5 reasons why routine vet visits are a vital part of your cat's health. Preventive healthcare can allow your cats to have long, healthy lives. Contact us at 519-482-3558 for more information, or to book a vet visit today!  
Aug
11
Surgery to remove foreign material is necessary when the pet has eaten something and it cannot be vomited up nor passed through the guts. Find out what you need to know here: https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/foreign-body-surgery-what-you-need-to-know   Pictures: Photo #1 - This item is a piece from a cat toy. The elastic string holds the toy and the plastic cap fits onto the fishing wand. A great reminder that even store bought toys made especially for our pets, can... Read More
Aug
11
This foreign body find was successfully removed from this dogs jaw. Bones can become lodged or splinter in the digestive system. Surgery to remove foreign material is necessary when the pet has eaten something and it cannot be vomited up nor passed through the guts. Find out what you need to know here: https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/foreign-body-surgery-what-you-need-to-know
Jun
05
Heartworms are transmitted from animal to animal by mosquitoes. A Heartworm is a parasitic worm that lives in the heart and circulatory system of an infected host. Dogs, cats and wild canids like coyotes, can be infected with Heartworm.   Please contact us for more information and to ensure your pet is protected from Heartworm disease.  
Mar
21
Ticks are expanding their range in Canada. This means the risk of pets and people being exposed to ticks and the diseases they can carry, like Lyme disease, is growing.   You have to find them before you can remove them! Ticks don’t jump. Nor do they fly or drop from trees. They climb up on vegetation and wait for an animal or a person to come close enough to crawl up on them, so they can feed on their blood (Yuck!).  Ticks can be hard to spot, especially when they are the... Read More
Nov
21
Mosquitoes are persistent pests, even in cold weather.   Heartworm infection in dogs has been diagnosed in Ontario. A heartworm is a parasitic worm that lives in the heart and circulatory system of an infected host. Dogs, cats and wild canids, like coyotes, can be infected with Heartworm. Heartworms are transmitted from animal to animal by mosquitoes. Immature heartworms (microfilariae) are taken up by a biting mosquito and mature over the next two weeks into the larval stage. The next... Read More
Jan
08
Has your dog become overweight? Can you feel his ribs? If not, it is time to change his life style. Weight loss starts with diet and daily exercise. Healthy weight-loss habits include: A healthy weight management diet or a veterinary weight-loss diet (measure amount to be fed). Make sure to provide some form of exercise every day (walks, play ball). Cut out any people food. Use low calorie treats or use your dog's kibble as treats.   Visit your veterinarian Work with your... Read More
Picture is from the CAPC website
Sep
30
Often, when people ask us about parasites, the conversation usually focuses on fleas and ticks. While these parasites are definitely  a concern, we should also be aware of parasitic worms. Many of these worms can make your pet sick, but they also have the potential to infect humans.  The CPEP (Canadian Parasite Expert Panel) recommends that pets in low risk households be treated with a deworming medication once or twice per year. Higher risk pets should be treated 3 or 4 times per... Read More
Feb
24
Please use caution if you give your pet marrow bones as Charlie found out. Charlie was enjoying his treat until it resulted in an emergency trip to the Veterinary Clinic. Charlie had to be heavily sedated and the bone had to be sectioned in order to remove it from Charlie's jaw.

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