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The Geriatric Dog: Urinary Incontinence

When I was younger and before I was in the veterinary field my dog Bella, who was roughly nine years old, developed a urinary incontinence. I remember her having accidents around the house.

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Living with a Senior Cat

There is no one specific age that classifies a cat as a senior. Like humans, some cats age faster than others. There are 3 categories for older cats: Mature or Middle aged: 7-10 years (44-56 years for humans) Senior: 11/14 years (60-72 years for humans) Geriatric: 15+ years (76+ years for humans) With good home and veterinary care […]

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Senior Pet Health

When examining aging animals, it is not uncommon to hear statements like “Yeah, he’s slowing down. He is getting old, so I’m not worried.” The truth that many people don’t realize is that age, in and of its self, should not cause your furry family members to “slow down”. Diseases associated with aging are the […]

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The Aging Pet by Jodi Nantais, RVT

Let me introduce my Shelby girl, she is 14yrs old and has been with me for the last 13yrs. I obtained her from a shelter in Kingston where I was attending tech school. I still remember thinking why would such a young and beautiful dog be in need of a home? I did not know […]

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Saying Goodbye… is Never Easy

Written by Angie Waters RVT (with help from Nicole & Robyn) It is never easy saying goodbye to our faithful friends. Some may have been with you for many years, or are taken from us far too soon. They are the first eyes or nose you may feel waking you up for breakfast, or for […]

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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 we are limiting the amount of clients permitted inside of our building. We have initiated a semi- open door policy to allow one person inside the hospital while your pet is here for a scheduled exam. One person is also permitted inside the hospital for surgical drop offs. Our emergency services remain closed door to clients as our building does not allow for proper social distancing while waiting for the veterinarian. Please call 905-451-2000 when you arrive for your appointment, surgical drop off or emergency service to gain further direction from one of our team members. You can also place an order for pet food through our Online Store by visiting our website.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - OVERNIGHT CLOSURES
Due to the current veterinarian shortage in our industry, our emergency service will be closed overnight starting at 7:00 pm on the following dates: September 3, 2021 | September 4, 2021 | September 17, 2021 | September 18, 2021 | September 19, 2021 | September 26, 2021

For any after-hour emergencies, please refer to this list of clinics/hospitals.

EMERGENCY CASES

- 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.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.