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Jul
10
A confirmed case of Rabies in a Perth County cow, reminds us that this almost always fatal disease is a threat to our pets.   Contact your veterinarian for information and to ensure your pets are protected against Rabies.   http://www.pdhu.on.ca/cow-tests-positive-for-rabies-in-perth-county/  
Jul
06
A zoonotic disease is one that can be passed between animals and humans.  It is estimated that there are 150 zoonotic diseases in the world and each year scientists estimate that more than 6 out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals.   Zoonotic diseases can be caused by viruses such as rabies and influenza, bacteria such as Lyme and brucellosis, parasites such as tapeworms, or fungi.  One of the most well-known zoonotic diseases in the world is... Read More
Jun
29
Did you know that dogs have a limited ability to sweat?   Scorching humid temperatures are expected over the long weekend and even a short time in a hot environment can be life-threatening for our pets. A dog’s normal body temperature is approximately 39°C, a temperature of 41°C can be withstood only for a very short time before irreparable brain damage or even death can occur.   There is no excuse for leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle this summer. #... Read More
Jun
07
Clinton Veterinary Services will be CLOSED on Monday July 2, 2018 While our staff observe the statutory holiday.  We will re-open on Tuesday July 3 at 8:30am   If you will require food or medication for the long weekend, please ensure that you place your orders no later than 12pm on Thursday June 28th! Did you know that you can order online? Visit our website clintonvet.ca or inquire within for more details.   We wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable holiday... Read More
Mar
23
Fleas, ticks and mosquitos are more than just an annoyance! If given the chance to bite, these insects can transmit serious parasites and other diseases to our pets such as heartworm, Lyme disease, and more.  Ticks, for example, are actively looking to feed whenever the temperature is above 4C, and even when there is snow on the ground!   How can we keep our dogs and cats protected?  Regular examinations, vaccinations and preventative products are your best plan of action.... Read More
Mar
13
As a relatively new disease, canine influenza can be caused by two different virus strains; H3N8 and H3N2.  The H3N2 strain has been reported in multiple locations across Ontario.  As of March 13, 2018, cases still appear to be limited to the Muskoka, Grimsby and Essex County areas.  Both strains of canine influenza virus can cause respiratory disease in dogs.     Affected dogs may develop coughing, nasal discharge, fever, lethargy and loss of appetite.  The... Read More
Jan
15
Linda Theijsmeijer has been a staple at Clinton Veterinary Services; greeting our clients and their pets for the last 6 years. This Friday we will not be saying goodbye, but instead ‘good luck’ and ‘see you again soon’ to our dear friend and colleague as she embarks on a new life adventure. We invite you to join us this week in wishing Linda and Marty well.   On behalf of the staff, clients and their animals, thank you Linda.   A note from Linda… I... Read More
Dec
15
Declawing domestic cats will soon be a thing of the past in Nova Scotia, according to the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association. Click on the link below for more details. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-veterinary-medical-association-stops-declawing-1.4445376
Nov
24
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that affects the liver or kidneys.  It can be fatal for animals if it progresses and the symptoms can be difficult to spot.  The highly contagious infection can also be passed onto humans.   Dogs that simply sniff urine left by other animals can transfer the bacterial disease.  Dogs can also contract leptospirosis by drinking contaminated water, or if scratches on their skin come into contact with contaminated soil.   It is... Read More
Nov
13
World Antibiotic Awareness Week, ran from November 13 to 19 2017 in an effort to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. This year's campaign 'Antibiotics: Handle with Care', reminds us that antibiotics are a precious resource and should be preserved.   Misuse of antibiotics puts us all at risk. Taking... 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!   We understand that with today's hectic lifestyle, people need flexibility and convenience from their veterinarian. That is why we are making online ordering and home delivery available for our customers. Through our webstore, you can order your pet's prescription medication, foods and many other pet related items, any time, from anywhere with an internet connection. Email... Read More
Aug
28
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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
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

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