Education & Communication: The Keys to Rabies Prevention

Rabies may sound like a disease of the past, but with Canada’s first rabies-related human death since 2012, the fear is very real – and very close. Bats are the most common source of rabies, as the tragic loss of life in British Columbia proved. However, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, foxes, and other mammals can transmit the virus through a single bite. 

Perhaps now more than ever, rabies prevention (in people and pets) is an important endeavor that Summeridge Animal Clinic supports.

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When Is It Time For Pet Diapers?

A small floofy dog wearing pink diapers

Pet diapers can look really, really goofy, but they do cover up an uncomfortable truth: incontinence. A natural part of life, bladder control can affect young and older dogs alike. And while it can feel like you’re giving something up, pet diapers can offer a great deal of peace of mind.

So. Much. Cleaning.

Living with an incontinent dog can be overwhelming. Just when you clean up one mess, you find another puddle or stain to contend with. It’s not your dog’s fault, they are simply answering nature’s call, and it just so happens to be inside the home (all over the furniture, and on top of the rug).

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Why Pets and Essential Oils Just Don’t Mix

A cat sniffs an essential oil diffuser

The natural marketplace is booming – and for the most part, this is great for people’s health. But just because something is considered natural for us, it doesn’t mean that it’s safe for pets. Essential oils are just one example of natural products intended to help people with various issues (from stress to the common cold), but their purity is what can make certain oils dangerous to dogs, birds, and cats. 

If you have pets and essential oils at home, it’s critical to keep them apart.

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