Study to explore lifelong health of Golden Retrievers

I was very excited to learn about this groundbreaking long-term study. It is unique in the collaboration of a very diverse group of company sponsors, and I believe it is is the first comprehensive longitudinal study in dogs. Similar studies in people, such as the Nurse’s Health Study, have revealed very important results […]

What causes shaky legs?

I recently had a question about what can cause shaking, especially in the legs of an older dog. The most common cause of shaking legs in the young dog that I see is fear- these are dogs that do not want to be in the examination room! But for the older dog shaking […]

Cold weather exercise tips

As the weather gets colder, don’t shortchange your pets’ exercise needs. Smaller dogs and cats are happy to play fetch or chase inside the house, and up and down stairs if you have them. Spread meals or treats out in different rooms to make dinner or snack time it into a “hunting” game. […]

Distemper outbreak in Toronto wildlife

Recently there has been media attention to an issue that has been building over the past two years. Urban wildlife, including raccoons and skunks, are becoming sick and dying from a virus that also causes disease in companion animals such as dogs and ferrets. Distemper virus is still very present in our environment.

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Workshop: Cooking for your dog

There is great upcoming opportunity available, but only to the first 12 people to respond! Hilary Watson, veterinary nutritionist, and Janet Craig, a licensed chef, are offering Canine Culinary 101, a workshop to train owners how to prepare home-cooked dog food recipes safely and in bulk using a community kitchen.

Normally these classes […]

NEW Cancer Blood test for Pets

Dr. Sherebrin is participating in a very exciting study on a simple blood test to detect cancer in dogs and cats. The OncoPeT RECAF test is now available. Please contact the Secord Animal Clinic at 416-486-1700 for more information on the study and how to have your pet enrolled. Remember, the test is […]

Does she need to be vaccinated this year? Blood Titre test can help decision-making.

Recent studies have shown that most core vaccinations last longer than one year. One study found adequate serum antibody titres to last for at least 6 years for feline panleukopenia virus, 4 years for feline calcivirus, and 3 years for feline herpesvirus. Many veterinarians are now adjusting their vaccination protocols and determining the […]

Year of the Tiger

I want to dedicate this article to the memory of Clara, who left our world peacefully on Sunday Feb. 14th, surrounded by friends and companions. She was a real little tiger for all her 21 years, and will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.

We have entered the Year of the […]

The Magic Curing Pill

Are you looking for an easy quick solution to your pet’s health issues? Is your pet vomiting or having diarrhea? Does she have a dull, dry, itchy coat? Arthritis? Bad breath, dental disease, ear infections, flatulance, or runny eyes? Do you want a cheap, easy to give pill that would solve the […]

Holistic VS Homeopathic- what’s the difference?

Differences between Holistic, Integrative, Naturopathic, Alternative and Homeopathic therapies and practices […]