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  • Jul 17 2019

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    Rabies Risks

    While cases of rabies in domestic pets and humans are rare in Canada, and in North America overall, the risk of rabies remains. Tragically, we are reminded of this by the case of a young man in…

  • Jul 11 2019

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    World Snake Day!

    Snakes! The word can evoke feelings of fear or intrigue, or maybe even thoughts of Harry Potter and Slytherin House! Whatever it invokes, July 11th is World Snake Day – a day to celebrate these…

  • Jul 04 2019

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    World Zoonoses Day

    Did you know that July 6th is World Zoonoses Day? Maybe “zoonoses” is not a word in your everyday conversations, but it is something you should know about! …

  • Jul 05 2012

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    Ministry of Health "Rabies" One Health pilot

    The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is launching an initiative that will develop and implement a pilot One Health program focusing on zoonotic diseases (diseases that people can "catch" from…

  • Jun 01 2012

    Tick Prevention

    Tick season is upon us again. Or at least, it is now in full swing, as ticks have been found on dogs even in northern areas in the winter. Along with these ticks come conversations about what is or…

  • Apr 30 2012

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    New Virus May Cause Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

    Some cases of kidney disease in cats may have a viral origin

  • Apr 01 2012

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    Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Use in Companion Animals

    In February 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Centre for Veterinary Medicine held a Webinar entitled, "Advice to Dog Owners Whose Pets Take NSAIDs." The webinar, which is about half an hour…