Gagemount Vet Blog

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    An added benefit to owning a dog

    Sep 10 2017

    People who walk their dog at least once a day get 20% more physical activity than people without dogs. Regular exercise has well-known benefits for health and longevity. People who…

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    Bat rabies found in Hamilton

    Sep 03 2017

    Hamilton Public Health reported last week the first positive rabid bat in the city this year. Hamilton currently has an outbreak of rabies, mainly in raccoons and skunks, with 260…

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    New hope for allergic dogs

    Aug 03 2017

    There is a new drug available to help dogs suffering from allergic dermatitis. Many of these dogs will show signs such as itchiness and be licking their paws constantly. A…

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    Leave your pets at home

    Jun 16 2017

    People love their pets, and their pets love them right back. So, it is understandable that you want to have them with you all the time. However, every summer tragedy…

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    Is your cat a fussy eater?

    Jun 11 2017

    Some cats are just plain fussy – when it comes to where they sleep, eat and play. However, some felines appear to be finicky, when, in fact, there is a…

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    Bait drop planned

    Jun 06 2017

    Rabies continues to be a problem in Hamilton, with cases now totalling 242. To address this growing concern, this summer the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is going┬áto drop…

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    Ticks are here!

    Mar 27 2017

    Ticks have been spotted already. As soon as the temperature is above 4 degrees Celsius the ticks are out and looking for a host to feed on. Make sure you…

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    Rabies reminder

    Feb 20 2017

    Two cats in Hamilton have now tested positive for rabies, something that hasn’t happened for over 20 years. It is extremely important that you get your pets vaccinated against rabies,…

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    Cats, cold weather & car engines

    Nov 13 2016

    Cats will sometimes climb into car engines to keep warm in the cold weather, so it’s important to do a couple simple things to protect your cat. Keep your cat…

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    No hot pets!!

    Jul 01 2016

    Remember that your car can become an oven very quickly in the summer heat. Dogs have a limited ability to sweat and even a short time in a hot environment…