October is Dental Health Month

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Dental 2Dental care is just as important for our pets as it is for us. Proper oral health can alleviate pain, prevent infection and extend our pets lives, but less than %10 of our pets receive the dental care that they need. In October we will again be focusing on Dental Health at the New Hamburg Veterinary Clinic. Please call us if you would like more information on what you can do to help you pet with oral care or for a free Dental Health evaluation.

In the meantime, feel free to browse this article from Veterinary Partner on Oral Care in pets

Parasites and your pet

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Now that the nice weather is here, it is the time that our pets to start bringing home creepy, crawly friends that we don’t want in our houses. Fleas, Ticks, Internal parasites and Heartworm have been waiting all winter for the nice weather too and now are starting to show their icky little faces. June 1st is the traditional start date for Heartworm and Flea preventative medications in Southern Ontario. Once monthly application of medications can help to prevent serious diseases caused by parasites like Fleas, Ticks, Heartworm and intestinal worms. Feel free to contact our clinic to find out if your cat or dog is at risk for any of these unwanted critters.

In the mean time, watch this video to find out about the life cycle of ticks (we do not generally recommend removing ticks at home; call our clinic if you have parasite concerns)

What is Heartworm, anyway?

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Spring is the time of year that we start testing our pets for Heartworm disease and giving them monthly medication to protect them against this and other parasites; but what is the big deal with Heartworm anyway. Well click on the link below to see a computer animation of the transmission of the Heartworm parasite. Keep your pets protected this mosquito season!


Its Spring (Even if it doesn’t feel like it)

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Spring is here, and although there is still snow on the ground, it won’t be long before our pets are dealing with spring time parasites again. Fleas, Ticks, Intestinal parasites and Heartworm all come out in the warmer weather that is just around the corner. Please read the article below on Heartworm Disease in dogs and consider if your pet needs protection against this deadly parasite?

Online Pharmacies

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Ordering medication over the internet has become popular in recent times, but as with any new service, there are in shopping for your animal pharmaceuticals from unknown sources. Here is a great article from the US FDA about how to protect yourself. Similar ideas apply to shopping at Canadian online pharmacies. Please ask our staff if you have any questions regarding your pet’s medications.

Its Cold Outside

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With the cold temperatures that winter brings, remember that we need to think of our pets comfort as well. Read this great article on keeping your pet comfy in the cold months of winter:


Holiday Hours

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As the Holiday Season is almost upon us, we just wanted to share our Holiday hours so that you know when you can do last minute shopping for your pets!

We will be closed on Tuesday December 24th at 12:00 noon and re-open on Friday December 27th at 8:00am.

We will be closed on Tuesday December 31st at 3:00pm and re-open on Thursday January 2nd (2014) at 8:00am

Please note that if you have an emergency outside of office hours and need to contact our veterinary team, you can call our front office (519-662-1525) and reach one of our on-call veterinarians for emergencies.

Holiday Open House Dec. 17th, 2013

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The Staff of the New Hamburg Veterinary Clinic would like to invite you to our Christmas Open House. Tuesday December 17th, 2013, during regular business hours, feel free to drop in for a snack and a hot drink with our staff to celebrate the Holiday Season. Furry family members are welcome.HappyHolidays1-01-150x150

Pet Food Drive

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Our annual pet food drive has come to a close. Final list of contributions: 10kg of rabbit food, 2 beds, 1 bowl, 1 set of booties, 11 coats, 4 dog toys, 1 toothbrush, 3.3457 kg dog treats, 1.835kg cat treats, 70.1kg dry dog food, 10.012kg wet dog food, 36kg dry cat food, 4.783kg wet cat food, and 141.6kg of cat litter. Thanks to everyone for your donations! All of this will be presented to the Wilmot Family Rescource Centre for Christmas and will go to people in our community for their pets!

And remember- nail trims this month are only $5 and money raised goes to the Wilmot Family Resource Centre.