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Heartworm Testing and Prevention: Beat the Worm!

Dog owners, it’s spring and that means it’s time to think about protecting your pet from Heartworm. What is Heartworm? Heartworms are exactly what they sound–3-6 inch worms that live in the heart and vessels that lead to the lungs. Baby worms called microfilaria circulate in the blood of an infected dog. These microfilaria are…

a dog in the snow with a tick overlaid.

Spring Awakening for Ticks!

We usually think of robins as the first sign of spring, but the new reality in Toronto seems to be that ticks are also one of the first creatures to reappear as the weather warms. As soon as the temperature sneaks above 3 degrees celsius for more than a day or two, ticks start questing…

Deer Tick (Ixodes Scapularis) on a green background.

Dr. Eaglesome talks Lyme Disease

Dr. Eaglesome will be speaking at a Panel Discussion tomorrow afternoon, October 2, 2012 at 1:30pm at the Toronto Reference Library. The panel is entitled Lyme Disease : an emerging threat to you and your pets. Dr. Eaglesome will be discussing the state of veterinary medicine’s protocol for diagnosis and treatment of Lyme. More information is…