Dedicated to providing ongoing education on a variety of veterinary health topics, Ambassador Animal Hospital proudly presents our Monthly Health Topics of Concern section. Please see our recommended links below for more information, and be sure to contact us if you ever have any questions, comments or concerns about your pet's overall health and well-being!
It is estimated that at least 35% of Canadian pets are considered overweight! View associated health risks, factors for pet obesity and simple checks you can do yourself to determine whether or not your pet is obese. With a combination of nutrition, exercise and veterinary care, your pets can live long, healthy and happy lives!
Heartworm can be prevented by using a once-a-month medication during the period of time your pet is at risk of contracting the disease, typically from June 1 to November 1. Not only do the heartworm preventative medications protect your pet from heartworm disease, they also provide protection against fleas, ticks, and gastrointestinal parasites.
Heartworm Prevention Tips
Intestinal Parasites Awareness
Pet overpopulation is at crisis levels in Ontario. Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up on the streets or in shelters every year. Many homeless animals suffer neglect, abandonment and abuse. Spaying and neutering pets will reduce shelter intake and euthanasia. It can also reduce health risks, physical stress and improve behaviour.
Spay & Neuter Your Pets
Laser Therapy Facts