Volume 3, Issue 3

Volume 3, Issue 3
Frodo's Thoughts - Why should my pet be seen annually?

The Importance of Physical Examinations

>> My pets' vaccines are not due for a few years, do I still need to go the vet?

>> My pets are not sick, why should I go to the vet?

A regular veterinary examination is something so basic, and so easily dismissed when our pets are healthy, especially now that annual vaccination is no longer the standard practice.  In fact, vaccines are just part of the examination and should only be given when an animal is healthy.  Some people complain about veterinarians spending so much time looking at the animals when, "all I want is the shot," so that they can be on their way.  You might actually be surprised by the amount of information racing through the veterinarian's mind during these seemingly straight forward appointments.

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Did you see us at Woofstock®?

Woofstock logoEast York Animal Clinic was proud to be a participant at Woofstock 2015!  We saw lots of old friends, and made many new ones too.  Thousands of people (and their four legged companions) came down to Woodbine Park to take in the festivities, contests, and displays.  We can't wait until Woofstock 2016!

Trick or Treat!

Frodo dressed for Halloween!It's that time of year again!  Halloween is upon us and candies and chocolates are often easily accessible.  This is a gentle reminder to keep all our goodies in safe locations, out of reach of our furry friends. Many hard candies and gums contain a natural sweetener, xylitol, which is extremely toxic to dogs and is known to cause hypocalcemia, seizures, liver failure, and even death.  Chocolate is also highly toxic to both cats and dogs. If you suspect your pet has ingested any Halloween treats, please contact your veterinarian or Animal Poison Control (1-888-426-4435) immediately for assistance.

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Holistic Centre

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Toronto, ON, M4B 2S7
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