Ear mites! This is what I'm trying to find every time every time I look at an ear swab under the microscope. Good ole otodectes cynotis. Super fun to diagnose but super itchy and contagious for your pet. What's it look like? Like I mentioned before, it looks itchy. Lots of scratching and head shaking. … Continue reading Ear Mites are tiny monsters
Whew, I'm glad i got that off my chest. And you understand, dont you? Like when he reacts terribly towards your dog lunging and barking? He is afraid and he wants to make sure your dog stays clear. And when we walk down the street and he loudly whines and trys get me to pick … Continue reading Confession: my dogs have anxiety
To build its nest! In Ontario, turtle nesting season runs from May to mid July. During this time we often encounter females in search of an adequate nesting site. Too often, we encounter them on our roads. Road mortality is just one of many threats our native turtles face. In fact, 7 of the 8 … Continue reading Why did the turtle cross the road?
Come on people, you need to stop believing dog food commercials and pet store employees and start taking nutritional advice from someone who has education in veterinary nutrition! That seems like common sense doesn't it? Apparently not so common. Raw These companies will have you believe that your dog will thrive on a manufactured diet … Continue reading Get your shit straight about pet food myths
Ha! Hes so serious about it. Thats because he knows roundworms are very common in our domestic cat population. And you can get them from ingesting your cats feces....mic drop. Yup! Fecal-oral transmission. Our little roundworm starts its life as an egg in some poop. Its eaten by a unsuspecting (and disgusting) animal where it … Continue reading Excuse me, can we talk about roundworms?
A few posts back I mentioned an emerging nasty worm in Ontario. This is the fox tapeworm or echinococcus multilocularis (e-kyno-coccus multi-locu-laris). Formerly this parasite was only found in western Canada but recent studies have shown that up to 25% of the wild canid population in Ontario is infected. Ok that's gross, but why is … Continue reading I’m scared now. The fox tapeworm.
Let's talk about mats. My dog hates being brushed and groomed. Actually she doesn't even hate it. She just mildly dislikes it so I dont like doing it to her. And I'm a professional groomer! So I get it, it's hard to keep up a home grooming routine. As long as you have your pooch … Continue reading Ouch! Let’s talk about mats
aren't they beautiful? These babies were discovered by yours truly in a canines fecal floatation test. It was thrilling. Thrilling! That's because we don't often see these under the microscope. Rather, this icky worm is most often diagnosed when owners see little dried tapeworm segments on poop or stuck to the fur on their pets … Continue reading This one is about Tapeworms!
I'd like to start with a little bit about me. Why im here, what is driving me to share. I've always loved animals. I was "that" little girl. You know, the one who could catch a snake without batting an eye and made friends with every single animal I encountered. Side note, check out my … Continue reading Woah….my first entry