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Purina Walk for Dog Guides

Event: Purina Walk for Dog Guides Date: May 29th Location: Chinguacousy Park Details: Come out and join us in efforts to raise money Lion for Dog Guides. Call North Town to sign up or to make a donation!

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Scoop on Food

I have been working at North Town Veterinary Hospital for over 7 years and over that time I have sold A LOT of pet food. Doctors and technicians would choose diets for each individual pet but how much did I know about what was in the food I was selling? It turns out there was […]

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By Products in Pet Food

As with our own diets, pet owners are faced with diverse and often conflicting opinions about pet food.   It can often be challenging to wade through the varying choices and marketing strategies to find valid, unbiased information to make an informed decision.  There are too many aspects of pet nutrition to tackle in one blog, […]

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Common Drugs Dangerous to Pets

Acetaminophen can be Toxic for your Pets! Many pet owners assume dogs and cats are just small humans and give them medications and foods commonly used for people.  Keep in mind each species has very specific requirements for medications and drug doses.  For example Acetaminophen (or paracetamol) is one of the most popular pain medications […]

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Pancreatitis in Dogs and Cats

The pancreas is the organ that produces insulin and digestive enzymes. If the pancreas become inflamed a condition called pancreatitis develops. As a result the digestive enzymes which would normally enter the digestive system and help digest food will start leaking out of the pancreas into the abdomen. There they will start breaking down proteins […]

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Cannabis (Marijuana) Intoxication in Cats and Dogs

Pets have more cannabinoid receptors in their brains than humans. This means that the effects of cannabis are more dramatic and potentially more toxic. A small amount of cannabis is all it takes to cause toxicity in cats and dogs.

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North Town Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, North Town Veterinary Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. We have initiated a Closed-Door Policy, we have locked our front doors. Please call 905-451-2000 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you outside to get your pet. The exam will take place in our hospital and our Doctor will communicate the results of the examination via telephone. You can also place an order for pet food through our Online Store by visiting our website.


- If possible, please call us at 905-451-2000 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 905-451-2000, and we'll come to you.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.

Online consultations are now available!

- If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.