What’s New

  • Winter Cat Shelter

    By Dr Elizabeth Layton on November 21, 2017
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    Anyone who has spent any time in the Keswick area has probably noticed there are always cats running around. Some of these are strays – cats that are tame but found themselves homeless. Others cats are feral – truly wild cats that will never be pets.  The cold weather has started and the worst is yet to come. All of […]
  • Parasite Testing

    By Dr Elizabeth Layton on October 4, 2017
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    Anyone who follows us on Facebook or Instagram has seen me post about the new parasite tests that are available. I want to take this opportunity to explain a bit more about what we are looking for and why.  Parasite testing focuses on finding parasite infections that you cannot see looking at the stool with the naked eye. Our old […]
  • Licensing and Accreditation

    By Dr Elizabeth Layton on November 18, 2016
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    Some of you may have noticed we have a new sticker on the clinic  window. This  same logo is also on our website. The logo is of the CVO or College of Veterinarians of Ontario. The College of Veterinarians of Ontario is the agency that licenses all veterinarians legally practising in Ontario and is responsible for accreditation of all practices […]
  • Roundworms and You. Yes, YOU!

    By Dr Elizabeth Layton on September 28, 2016
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    Roundworms are among the most common parasites seen in dogs and cats. That is because they are sneaky. Roundworms are often spread by eating infected stool or other items in the environment that have be previously covered in infected stool but that isn’t all. As part of their lifecycle the worm larvae migrate through the liver and the lungs of […]
  • Why is my Vet Obsessed with Poop?

    By Dr Elizabeth Layton on August 5, 2016
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    If you have ever been here for a wellness exam or with a pet that is vomiting or having diarrhea chances are we have recommended a fecal check (also known as an Ova and parasite check).  We often hear people ask why. Wouldn’t you be able to tell at home if your pet has parasites? Wouldn’t the stool look different? […]
  • Beat the Heat

    By Dr Elizabeth Layton on June 3, 2016
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    I was asked this week what actually happens to the body during heat stroke. Everyone knows too much heat is dangerous. Now the warm weather has officially arrived, it is good to have heat safety in mind Heat stroke happens when the body temperature gets above 105 degrees F (That’s 41 C for the metric systems lovers out there). When […]
  • Tick Product

    By Dr Elizabeth Layton on April 4, 2016
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    It finally feels like spring.  I am looking out my window admiring the sunshine and mild weather. I am sure many of you are ready to emerge from winter hibernation and head out with your furry friend to the conservation areas for some much needed spring fresh air. You know who else likes spring? Ticks. Ticks start to be active […]
  • Chocoholic

    By Dr Elizabeth Layton on March 7, 2016
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    As far as I am concerned there are 2 kinds of holidays: regular and crazy chocolate binge. Easter will mark the second Chocolate binge holiday of 2016 (I know Valentine’s day is the first but I really needed to talk about teeth). Many of our doggy friends share my sentiments about chocolate but the problem is that chocolate doesn’t love […]
  • Happy Dental Month!

    By Dr Elizabeth Layton on February 1, 2016
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    February has been one of my favourite months of the year since I graduated from vet school.  No, it isn’t that I dig winter sports or just really like Valentine’s Day.  February is DENTAL MONTH!   I just like teeth…yeah I know it’s weird. I can’t help but feel really satisfied when I start with a tartar filled bad smelling mouth […]
  • Pet food marketing HYPE

    By Dr Elizabeth Layton on January 8, 2016
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    There are some things that pet parents should understand before selecting a diet. There are certain terms used in the marketing of pet food that are meaningful and others that are pure marketing hype. Here are some examples: Organic / Certified organic– In order to claim that a product is organic it must contain organic ingredients and it must be […]