What You Need to Know About Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

What You Need to Know About Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

As our canine friends age, they can be more prone to different medical conditions. One of them is Cushing's disease, or hyperadrenocorticism (HAC). It's an endocrine disorder that causes excessive production of the hormone cortisol, which is produced when the...

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The Infinite Benefits of Pet Ownership

The Infinite Benefits of Pet Ownership

Having pets is a great joy in life, and we bet many of you out there feel thankful for the furry friend in your life. Not only are pets great family members and companions, but owning them comes with countless benefits. Here are just a few! Mental health boost...

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Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

With the summertime in full swing, you may be considering heading out on a trip. Thinking of bringing your pet along as a travel buddy? Before hitting the road or flying with your four-legged companion, check out our pre-departure tips. Check with your destination to...

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What You Need to Know About Heat Stroke

What You Need to Know About Heat Stroke

Summertime in Toronto means lots of fun outdoor activities with our pets. It also means the potential danger of heat stroke! Unlike humans, our pets can’t sweat to lower their body temperature. If they become overheated, heat stroke can turn deadly quickly. It’s...

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Start Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth

Start Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth

At Beaches Animal Hospital, we know the value of preventative care. One way to help fend off dental disease is to brush your pet’s teeth on a regular basis. While there are a lot of tricks we can teach our pets, brushing their own teeth is not one of them, so that...

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Heartworms & Your Pet

Heartworms & Your Pet

Heartworm disease is one of the most painful, deadly, and costly parasitic infections. Fortunately, it’s also one of the easiest to prevent. In honor of National Heartworm Awareness Month, here are some of the basic facts about heartworm disease: What are Heartworms? ...

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What is a “Healthy Weight” for Your Pet?

What is a “Healthy Weight” for Your Pet?

While a “healthy weight” is something people understand, more than half of dogs and cats are overweight. If you aren't sure if your pet is overweight, talk to our great veterinarian at Beaches Animal Hospital. Overweight and obese pets are at increased risk of...

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Household Items that are Dangerous for Pets

Household Items that are Dangerous for Pets

Did you know strings can be dangerous to your pet? March is Poison Prevention Month. So while you might know some foods and plans that could hurt your pet, we want to talk about common household items to look out for like strings. Yes, strings or anything stringy...

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What You Need To Know About Lyme Disease In Dogs

What You Need To Know About Lyme Disease In Dogs

Lyme Disease is prevalent in Canada and not always easy to diagnose. According to CanLyme, "it’s difficult to accurately diagnose animals with Lyme disease. In most cases, a Lyme diagnosis is based on whether the pet lives in a tick-infested area, has signs of...

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