Avro Pet Hospital Blog

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    5 Halloween Dangers for Pets

    Oct 25 2017

    With Halloween right around the corner, parents are going over last minute details with their little ones to make sure they have both a safe and fun trick or treat…

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    Canine Influenza

    Sep 05 2017

    Canine influenza, also known as canine flu, is a highly contagious respiratory disease affecting dogs. There are currently two types of the flu strain, H3N8 and H3N2. H3N8 strains were…

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    Heat Stroke: Prevention, Signs and What to Do

    Aug 08 2017

    Heat stroke is a form of non-fever hyperthermia which occurs when temperature-regulating mechanisms of the dog’s body cannot accommodate excessive external heat, usually as a result of prolonged heat exposure…

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    What Are Fleas and What to Do About Them

    Jun 12 2017

    Dogs and cats can get infected by fleas from the environment or from contact through other animals. Fleas are flightless and do not have wings but are very good at…

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    Heartworm Prevention

    May 01 2017

    Heartworm season is approaching with the season in Ontario beginning in June and lasting until November. Get to know what heartworm is and what you can do to protect your…

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    What You Need To Know About Ticks

    Mar 22 2017

    Ticks are becoming more and more widespread in North America, and they’re now being found in areas where people and pets did not previously encounter ticks. They are commonly found…

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    Spay and Neuter Awareness Month

    Feb 08 2017

    Spaying or neutering your pet reduces the number of animals euthanized in animal shelters each year, can improve your pet’s health, reduce unwanted behaviour, and can save on the cost…

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    February is Pet Dental Month

    Jan 10 2017

    Dental disease is the most common diseases among both dogs and cats. By the age of three, an estimate of 80% of dogs and 70% of cats suffer from periodontal…

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    Holiday Hazards

    Dec 14 2016

    The holiday season is a festive time, but the season also brings added dangers for pets. Be aware of the following dangers to your pets and plan to avoid them…

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    Giving a pet as a holiday gift? Think twice.

    Dec 05 2016

    The holiday season is a time for giving and sharing. Giving a cute, fluffy pet may seem like the perfect gift, but a few things need to be considered before…