• Dog Seasonal Allergies Across Canada #ItchyPetSeeYourVet

    Dog Seasonal Allergies Across Canada #ItchyPetSeeYourVet


  • Sherlock Paws #ItchyPetSeeYourVet

    Sherlock Paws #ItchyPetSeeYourVet

    Our newest infographic, which we have named Sherlock Paws, takes dog owners through the process of identifying the symptoms that may indicate your dog has a seasonal environmental allergy and those symptoms that may be signs of something else.


  • Take the ESP Test #ItchyPetSeeYourVet

    Take the ESP Test #ItchyPetSeeYourVet

    Instead of coughing and sneezing like humans, dogs often show signs of seasonal environmental allergies through their ears, skin and paws. Take the ESP test to find out if your dog may have a seasonal environmental allergy.


  • Human vs. Dog vs. Cat

    Human vs. Dog vs. Cat

    Often when we think about feeding our pets, we reflect on our own diet and how we eat to stay healthy. Many of us were introduced to Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating during elementary school and may refer to it now to help us make healthy food choices. As we gather information and knowledge on our own nutrition and determine best practices for our health, it can be easy to apply these concepts to how we feed our dogs and cats. It is important to remember that humans are very different from dogs and cats in multiple areas [...]


  • The Skin

    The Skin

    The skin is the body’s largest organ, making up 12% of an animal’s weight when combined with the weight of the coat1. Skin and hair coat vary in quantity and quality among breeds, individuals and different areas of the body. The skin is made up of 3 main sections, each having a different function. Epidermis – The epidermis is the first layer of defence against external assaults. Its structure is comparable to a brick wall; with keratinocytes (cells) making up the bricks and ceramides (lipids) make up the cement mortar. The epidermis is composed [...]



Pet Physiology




  • Myths around Urinary Tract Health in Dogs and Cats

    Myths around Urinary Tract Health in Dogs and Cats

    7 March, 2014 by Dr. Doreen M. Houston

    Myth 1: Salt in urinary diets is bad. It can lead to kidney failure, hypertension and associated heart disease, and calcium oxalate bladder and kidney stones.


  • Does your dog have seasonal environmental allergies?

    Does your dog have seasonal environmental allergies?

    5 July, 2013 by Laura Western

    Like humans, dogs can be allergic to ragweed, grass, pollens, molds and dust mites. Humans’ seasonal environmental allergies are typically identified by sneezing, running nose, and red irritated watery eyes but when a dog is affected by seasonal environmental allergies the typical symptoms are much different. #ItchyPetSeeYourVet