Get peace of mind that you’re doing all the right things for your furry family members by exploring the following wellness options.
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Puppies and Kittens
Your new addition to the family needs expert medical assessment to ensure that he or she starts life out in the very best health. Our team of experts can help you with everything from choosing the right type of collar or leash, to advice about where your baby should sleep.
Once your pet reaches 7 years of age, he or she is no longer a youngster. Although some breeds of dogs age more slowly than others, 7 is a milestone at which you should start considering various issues that senior pets have to contend with.
Keeping your family as healthy as possible is always in everybody’s best interests, and pets are no exception. Speak with our team about the right type of pet nutrition to keep your furkids in tip-top condition. Whether you need dry food, wet food, treats or supplements, we can help.
Few pets these days get enough exercise to keep their weight at optimum levels. Dogs get one or two walks a day, especially in winter, while cats are often housebound for their own safety. Managing your pet’s weight is vital to ensure that he or she lives to a ripe old age, unhindered by issues such as painful joints, heart disease and other obesity-related problems.
At Richmond Hill Animal Hospital, we have the diagnostic facilities and medicines you need to detect and treat internal and external parasites. We begin testing for internal parasites at a very young age, because some species can be passed on from the mother during and after birth.
Dr. Kadri and his team believe puppies and kittens need to have a minimum of two stool checks before you consider neutering them, and once they reach adulthood an annual check is advisable. We also test every year for the dreaded canine heartworm disease, and recommend preventive medicine for both dogs and cats that protect them against internal parasites and fleas.
To see your pet in pain is upsetting, and it’s not always possible to eliminate the source of pain. Whether the pain is caused by illness, accident or surgery, our philosophy is to achieve a balance between the use of pain medication, diet and exercise to manage the pain. Just as in human medicine, we use a variety of different medication types and options including prevention of pain through pre-surgical interventions.