Category - Pets

Preventing Parasites: Top Tips for Staying Safe

Guelph, ON Contrary to popular belief, your pet doesn’t need to come in contact with other animals to pick up parasites. The most common places that pets come in contact with parasites is close to home — in your garden, the local dog park, or even on your neighbourhood walk. Zoonosis is a technical...

Prévenir les parasites : Meilleurs conseils pour se protéger

Guelph (Ont.) Contrairement à la croyance populaire, votre animal n’a pas besoin de côtoyer d’autres animaux pour être infesté par des parasites. Les endroits les plus courants où les animaux domestiques peuvent entrer en contact avec des parasites sont tous à proximité de la maison : dans le...

Creating a Community Hub Through Education

(West Elgin, ON) Customer service has always been the first priority at Dixon’s Feed Service. “It’s in our name,” remarks Debbie Hope, current owner and field salesperson with the company for 18 years. During that time, Debbie gained invaluable knowledge and experience on how to serve a customer...

Know the Signs of Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

Guelph, ON – Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is the most common metabolic disease affecting senior pet cats, especially those over 9 years of age. CKD results from the gradual loss of kidney function and resulting inflammation. Just like humans, cats have two kidneys. They are bean-shaped organs...

Insuffisance rénale chronique chez le chat

Guelph, Ont. – L’insuffisance rénale chronique (IRC) est la maladie métabolique la plus courante affectant les chats domestiques âgés, particulièrement ceux de plus de 9 ans. L’insuffisance rénale chronique est causée par la perte graduelle de la fonction rénale et l’inflammation qui en...

Les chiens face à la séparation – L’ennui après le départ des enfants

Guelph (Ont.) Le chien est un animal doté d’une grande intuition et de beaucoup de sensibilité. S’il a établi un lien étroit avec un membre de la famille qui quitte la maison pour aller étudier au collège ou à l’université, il réagira souvent en démontrant des changements comportementaux. Bien que...

Canine Empty Nesters – Missing the Kids

Guelph, ON Dogs are highly intuitive and sensitive animals. If they have a close bond with a family member who is moving away for college or university, the dog will often go through some behavioural changes as a result. While our canine companions may not understand the full extent of human...

Improving Your Dog’s and Cat’s Mobility

Guelph, ON Osteoarthritis (OA), or Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD), is a disease characterized by the destruction of the protective lining that covers the bone in a movable joint. This destruction leads to inflammation and pain within the joint. This disease is a sad one, as it can subject your...

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