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Heartworm Disease in Dogs by Beverly Riley, RVT

Heartworm disease is caused by a blood-borne parasite known as Dirofilaria immitis. It is a very serious and potentially fatal disease, however heartworm disease in dogs is almost 100% preventable with medication! How prevalent is heartworm in Ontario? Dr. Slocombe from the Ontario Veterinary College did a study in 2010, which found that 431 dogs […]

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Parasite Information Night May 29th

What is heartworm? Where does my pet get it from? Which parasites are dangerous to my family? Do I need tick prevention? All of these questions and more will be answered at our very first client parasite night! It will be hosted by one of our Bolton North Hill veterinary professionals. Thursday, May 29th, 2014 […]

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Fleas

What bothers you about pet scratching the most? When he scratches so much his rattling tags keep you up all night? Is it the “thump, thump, thump” of her back leg on the floor that makes sleep impossible for you both? Or maybe it’s just knowing that your best friend is miserable because he can’t […]

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Zoonoses written by Dr. Dave Kerr

I have my dog and cat on parasite protection during the summer. Are there any parasites they carry that can be passed to me or my family? Signed, Safe Dad   Dear SD, When diseases can be passed from one species to another they are called Zoonotic diseases. The rabies virus is the most dangerous […]

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

How do I know if my dog's problem is due to separation anxiety? Separation anxiety describes dogs that usually are overly attached or dependent on family members. They become extremely anxious and show distress behaviours such as vocalization, destruction, or house soiling when separated from the owners.

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Last updated: December 16, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at North Hill Animal Hospital