Snowed in: Indoor Considerations for Dogs in the Winter

A dog and a cat with a plantWe are no strangers to snowy winters here in Ontario, and neither are our dogs. While there is nothing wrong with letting your pooch out in the yard or taking a wintry walk together, sometimes it’s simply too cold or snowy (or both) to be outdoors safely.

If you find yourself snowed in with your dog this winter, never fear. Your friends at Summeridge Animal Clinic have put together a “survival guide” to caring for dogs in the winter, all while keeping your sanity in check!


A Bad Case of the Brrr’s: Winter Pet Safety Tips to Rely On

Beautiful red cat in a knitted sweater outdoorsLiving between two massive lakes has obvious benefits, but the long range winter forecast can cast a long, looming shadow. Indeed, our geography lends itself to negative temperatures, short grey days, and chilling precipitation. Many of us have learned tough lessons about seasonal dangers and now heed warnings or acquire the right gear. However, we often forget to extend our prep work to the animals in our community. In response, we offer the following winter pet safety tips for you and your pet.


Not Just for Dogs: Arthritis in Cats

Curious Calico CatIt is generally understood that pets develop arthritis. It is a commonly diagnosed condition and we are now better at managing it in our patients. Cats, however, tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to diagnosing and treating this condition.

Learn what you as a cat owner need to know about arthritis in cats and how you can help.

Understanding Arthritis

Arthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is a condition that affects the joints of the body. It occurs when the normal surfaces and structures within the joint begin to break down, leading to pain and inflammation.