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Tracheal collapse in Dogs

Tracheal collapse is a condition commonly seen in Toy breed dogs such as Poodles, Pomeranians and Yorkshire Terriers. When it does occur, the dog makes a distinctive honking sound that is frightening. It sounds like the dog can not catch his breath. Why does this happen? The trachea or windpipe is a fairly rigid tube […]

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The Benefits of Pet Ownership

Pet ownership has a number of proven health benefits. Pets have been shown to improve physical, mental and emotional health in humans. These benefits include enhancing social skills to decreasing a person’s risk of heart attack. Having a pet in the home can lower a child’s risk of having allergies. This will not help families […]

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House Soiling in Cats

House soiling or feline inappropriate elimination is the most common behavioural problem reported by cat owners. Problem behaviours can be urine or stool deposited outside the box or marking/spraying behaviours. When a client askes me about a cat box problem the first thing I recommend is that a medical problem be ruled out. This means […]

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