Links

The internet can be a confusing place! Here are some resources and websites that are reliable. Despite this good information, every pet is unique so don’t hesitate to give us a call and talk to Dr. Childs to about any concerns your pet has.

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/resources/animal-owners-guides

Chronic Kidney Disease

For your information about kidney health, please visit Cornell Feline Health Center’s excellent resource about kidney health and potential diseases.

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_information/kidneydisease.cfm

For information about blood pressure in cats:

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/health_information/hypertension.cfm

 

 

Feline lower urinary tract FLUTD

http://www.vin.com/apputil/content/defaultadv1.aspx?meta=Generic&pId=11223&catId=31459&id=3859014

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/prevention-of-feline-lower-urinary-track-disease-possible-in-many-cases

 

international renal interest society

 

http://www.iris-kidney.com/

 

Dental considerations from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. Includes helpful information on preventative cleaning, dental disease, and potential treatments and solutions.

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/bad-breath-can-be-prevented-in-pets

Feline odontoclastic restorative lesion

 

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=172

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=169

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/can-cats-get-cavities

eyes and ears

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/when-your-pet-can-t-hear

Anal Glands

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/scooting-may-indicate-anal-gland-problems

vaccine recommendations:

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/vaccines-for-cats

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/health_information/CW_Dentist.cfm

 

common viruses in cats:

 

Feline Leukemia virus infection in cats. 

 

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/health_information/brochure_felv.cfm

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/feline-leukaemia-virus-can-remain-undetected-for-years

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/feline-leukaemia-virus-can-remain-undetected-for-years

Feline immunodeficiency virus:

 

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_information/CW_FIV.cfm

Virus testing

 

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/health_information/CW_FeLV.cfm

Diabetes in cats:

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/diabetes-mellitus-in-cats

Helpful information on skin issues in pets:

FFA’s

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=648&S=2&SourceID=30

parasites

 

external

 

 

fleas

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/fleas-continue-to-be-a-problem-despite-advances-in-prevention

 

 

internal

 

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/health_information/brochure_parasite.cfm (cats only)

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/prevention-the-key-to-dealing-with-intestinal-parasites

 

feline asthma

 

 

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/animals-can-suffer-from-asthma

 

 

Behavior

 

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_information/Aggression.cfm

http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/repetitive-behaviour-can-be-a-sign-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder

 

 

Food

Raw vs Cooked Diet

 

http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/pdfplus/10.2460/javma.243.11.1549

 

Insurance providers, not a comprehensive list but the most common providers in Canada. These companies are always changing policy specifics and thus owners should always get the most up to date and specific information possible before applying for any insurance. 

 

 

http://www.petsecure.com/?&gclid=CP2hsdTN7cgCFUiGfgodtoQF-A

 

https://trupanion.com/canada/ppc/coverage?gclid=CIiXz9nN7cgCFUVufgodB-YONA

 

http://www.gopetplan.ca/?ADC=01_CAN_Pet_Insurance_Phrase_T1&ADG=Pet_Insurance_Variant&adpos=1t1&creative=89245814688&device=c&matchtype=p&gclid=CMGdxvnN7cgCFQVsfgodo8oC3g

 

https://www.petsplusus.com/pet-insurance?cid=ppc_google_pet-insurance_general&gclid=CPepk_7N7cgCFUhlfgod3M8LDQ

 

http://www.pcinsurance.ca/RocEn/PI_SEM.asp?&gclid=CMjiuvrN7cgCFRSEfgod580DqQ

 

https://www.caapets.com/

 

Canine Immunization Information

Immunizing your dog is an important procedure that in most cases will provide protection against an illness that may be life threatening.  In past years, veterinarians have followed the vaccine manufacturer’s guidelines and recommended annual revaccination for diseases that were felt to be a threat to our patients.  Recent studies have shown that annual revaccination may not be necessary for some diseases because many dogs are protected for three years or longer when vaccinated.  Although most dogs do not react adversely to vaccination, some have had allergic or other systemic reactions after receiving a vaccine.  Rarely, the allergic reaction can be so profound that it may be life threatening.  Certain immune mediated diseases such as hemolytic anemia (anemia caused by red blood cell destruction), thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet numbers), and polyarthritis (joint inflammation and pain) in dogs may be triggered by the body’s immune response to a vaccine.

Vaccinating your pet should not be taken lightly.  Failure to vaccinate could result in your pet contracting a serious preventable disease. However, unnecessary vaccinations should be avoided. A decision to vaccinate should only come after your dog’s age and the risk of exposure to disease are considered by you and your veterinarian.  Vaccinations given at the appropriate age and at the appropriate intervals will greatly benefit your pet and protect it against some life threatening diseases.

The following vaccines listed are considered “core” and “non-core” by the American Veterinary  Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical  AssociationAmerican Animal Hospital Association,  and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine.  The University of California at Davis and North Carolina State University Colleges of Veterinary Medicine also recommend vaccine protocols that consider core and non-core vaccinations.  All pets should receive core vaccinations with boosters at appropriate intervals to be determined by exposure risk related to your pet’s life style. Non-core vaccinations should not be used routinely and are only administered if your pet’s exposure risk warrants it.

 

Core vaccinations for dogs:                                  Non-core vaccinations for dogs:                     

__Canine Distemper                                                 __Bordetella (Kennel Cough)

__Hepatitis (Adenovirus-2)                                      __Lyme  Disease

__Parainfluenza                                                        __Leptospirosis

__Parvovirus enteritis

__Rabies

 

Puppy vaccination series: Puppies receive a series of vaccinations at 3-4 weeks intervals in order to insure that they are developing a protective immune response on their own.  Maternal antibodies derived from the first few days of milk while nursing their mother will give the puppy a temporary immunity that may interfere with development of a protective immune response to the vaccine.  This temporary immunity when present will persist in some puppies for as long as 20 weeks.